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WHOLESALE MARKET GARDENERS' PRICES FOR 1930 



THESE PRICES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE 

These prices include cost of deliven- except on peas, beans, corn, and spinach in quantities oxer ten pounds on whicli i^'^) 
the customer will pay the cost of transportation. Asparagus roots are shipped f.o. b. our New Jersey growing station. 



ASPARAGUS 
Mary WaahiDgton Roots 

Giant Size— 50 roots, 11.50; 100 roots, $2.75: 500 roots. $10.00: $15.00 per M : 

5,000 roots (a.$14.00 per M; 25,000 roots ^$13.50 per M. 
Standard Size— 50 roote, $1.25; 100 roots. $2.00; 500 roots. $8.00; $12.00 perM ; 

5,000 roote@$11.00 per M ; 25,000 roots or over@$10.00 per M . 

10 50 

pkt. oz. Mlb. lb. lbs. lbs. 

Mary Washington Seed $0.15 $0.50 $1.50 $1.40 $1.25 

BEANS, Uma 

FordhookBush 15 .45 .35 .30 

BEANS, Dwarf 

Giant Stringless 15 .45 .35 '25 

Bountiful 15 .45 .35 .25 

Black Valentine 15 .40 .30 .25 

Round-Pod Kidney Wax. 15 .45 .35 .30 

Pencil Pod Wax 15 .45 .35 .30 

Kentucky Wonder (Pole). . .. 15 .40 .30 .22 

Tennessee Green Pod 15 .40 .30 .25 

BEET 

Crosby's Egyptian 10 .35 1.C0 .90 .85 

Early Wonder .10 .35 1.00 .90 .85 

Flat Egyptian 10 .35 1.00 .90 .85 

Detroit Dark Red 15 .35 1.25 1.10 1.00 

Mangel — Mammoth Long 

Red . .10 .25 .75 .70 .65 

Swiss Chard, LucuUus .10 .35 1.00 .90 .85 

BROCCOLI 

Glory of Calabria $0.25 .75 2.50 10.00 8.00 

CABBAGE 

Copenhagen Market— Viking. .20 .75 2.50 8.00 7.50 7.00 

Copenhagen Market— Baltic. .10 .35 1.25 4.00 3.75 3.50 

Early Jersey Wake6eld .10 .25 .85 3.00 2.75 2.50 

Charleston Wakefield .10 .25 .85 3.00 2.75 2.50 

Glor>' of Enkhuizen .15 .35 1.25 4.00 3.75 3.50 

All Head Early 10 .25 . 85 3.00 2.75 2.50 

Early Flat Dutch .10 . 25 . 85 3.00 2.75 2.50 

Penn State BaUhead .20 .75 2.50 8.00 7.50 7.00 

Drumhead Savoy 10 .25 .85 3.00 2.75 2.50 

Mammoth Red Rock .10 .25 .85 3.00 2.75 Z50 

CARROT 

Chantenay 10 .35 1.00 .90 .85 

Danvers Half-Long 10 .35 1.C0 .90 .85 

Scarlet Nantes 10 .35 1.C0 .90 .85 

CUCUMBER 

Wind ermoor Wonder 10 .35 1.25 4.00 3.75 3.50 

Early Fortune 15 .35 1.25 1.10 1.00 

Green Pack 15 .35 1.25 1.10 I.Oj 

CAULIFLOWER 

Early Dwarf Erfurt— Stokes .50 1.50 6.00 24.00 20.00 

RiverheadSnowbaU... .50 1.50 6.00 24.00 20.00 

CELERY 

Golden Self-Blanching. . . .20 . 75 2.50 9.00 8 50 . 

Golden Plume .25 1.25 5.00 20.00 18.00 



pkt oz. }i lb. 

COLLARDS 

Georgia $0.10 $0.25 

CORN. Sweet 

The Vanguard 15 

Lord's Golden Age 15 

Golden Bantam 15 

Long Island Beauty 15 

EGGPLANT 

Black Beauty— Imperial $0.10 .40 1.50 

Florida High Bush 10 .40 1.50 

ENDIVE 

Green Curled 15 .35 

ESCAROLE 

Deep Heart or No. 2 15 .50 

Broad-Leaved Batavian 15 .35 

ANISE 

Fennel 15 .35 

KOHL-RABI 

Early White Vienna 10 .20 .60 

MUSTARD 

Southern Giant Curled 10 .25 

Chinese Broad-Leaved 10 .25 

LETTUCE 

Green-Leaved Big Boston or 

White Boston 10 .25 .85 

Big Boston 15 .50 

RomaineorTrianODCofl .15 .50 

New York .10 .20 .75 

Iceberg 10 .20 .75 

MUSKMELON 

Benfier -Surprise 15 .50 

.\bbott Pecriess Pearl 15 .50 

Hale Best 15 .50 

Hearts of Gold 15 .50 

Fordhook 15 .50 

WATERMELON 

Weatherford Watson 10 .20 .75 

Stone Mountain 15 .50 

Heckley Sweet 10 .25 

PARSLEY 

Ch-jmpion Moss Curled 10 .35 

Hamburg Turnip Rooted 10 .35 

PARSNIP 

HoUow Crown 10 .35 

OKRA 

Perkins' Mammoth 10 .20 

Dwarf Green Long Pod .10 .20 

Tall Green Short Pod 10 .20 

White Velvet 10 .20 



5.00 4.50 
1.25 1.10 



1.50 
1.50 
2.50 
2.50 



2.50 
1.50 
.75 



1.10 1.00 
1.85 



pkt. 02. I4 lb. 

ONION 

Sweet Spanish— Riverside $0.10 $0.25 $0.85 

White Portugal or SilverakiD .10 .25 .85 

Yellow Bermuda 15 .50 1.75 

Cr\-8t3l Wax 10 .30 1.00 

Eariy White Barletta 10 .25 .85 

Mountain Danvere 10 .25 .85 

PEAS 

Thomas Laxton 15 

Little Marvel 15 

Laxton's Progress 15 

World's Record 15 



PEPPER 

California Wonder. . 

Worid Beater 

Ruby King. . 
Harris' Early Giant 

PUMPKIN 

Orange Winter Luxury. . 

RADISH 

Eariy Scarlet Globe. 
Scariet Globe — Forcing 

Sparkler White-Tip 

Crimson Giant 

White Icicle 



SPINACH 

Bloomsdale Savoy-Reselected. 
LonK-StandingBloomsdale. . . 

Vireinia Savov 

Giunt-Leavcd Nobel 

New Zealand 



SQUASH 

Cocozelle 



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TOMATO 

Marglobe 20 

Bonny Best Super-SUndird.. 1.00 

B*nny Best Special 25 

Bonny Best Standard .10 

Marglobe Forcing 1.00 

EaHiana Penn State Strain.. .20 
Florida Spedal 10 

TURNIP 

Purple-Top White Globe 

Foliage Turnip 

White Egg 

Purple-Top Yellow Globe 

Rutabaga 



lb. Iba. Ib3. 

$3.00 $2.75 $2.50 

3.00 2.75 2.50 

6.00 5.50 5.00 

3.50 3.25 3.00 

3.00 2.75 2.50 

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CONFIDENCE— That is What Really Matters 



Confidence is founded on j^erformance, not once only, but on constant, year-after-year performance. The choice of 
one's seedsman is a choice in favor of dependability, and dependability must be earned. Our seetls are produced by 
men who appreciate these things and who, by character, training and tradition, know the enormous importance of them. 

The modest success which has attended our efforts is, \\e 
believe, due to our adherence to a program of doing a few 
things well. Because our policy of variety simplification 
has allowed us to seek out and develop certain strains of 
vegetables which are of superlative merit. Stokes Seeds are 
now a definite factor in the vegetable industry of the United 
States and Canada. Forty-eight years as seedsmen have 
taught us that heredity is our foundation and that vigilance 
is our guide. 

It has been said that confidence, begets enthusiasm. 
Reduced to figures, this enthusiasm is reflected by a 60% 
gain in our sales this past season over any previous year, 
is this not evidence in itself that fine things are appreciated? 
We think so. And what is equally important, we are 
extremely grateful for your enthusiastic support. Our 
organization is doing its utmost to merit your continued 
good-will. 




We Have Opened A ISiew Branch This Year 

This is our new store at Woodbury, New Jersey and is the latest unit that has been 
added to our Company's services. Woodbury, the county seat of Gloucester County, 
is geographically convenient to the vast vegetable growing area of southern New 
Jersey, for it can be reached from almost any point within an hour's driving or less. 
Our store on South Broad Street is located at the converging point of important 
highways. You will find unlimited parking sf)ace here, and at no time is there traffic 
congestion. This store is under able management, and our people assure everyone 
of hospitality and the very best in vegetable seeds. Quick mails and concrete roads 
have made near neighbors of us all. "You are always welcome at Stokes." 

Printed in U. .S. /\ 

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FRANCIS C. STOKES 6 CO. INC. 

WALNUT PLACE, PHILADELPHIA , PA . 

SANTORD.FLA. WESLACO.TEX. WOODBURY, N.J. STX:ATHARINES, ONT. 



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We Invite You to Trade in an Atmosphere oS Mutual ConKdence 




FRANCIS C. STOKES 
Pres. & Gen. ManaKcr 
Philadelpliia, Pa. 



C. RI SSELL M.ASON 
V. Pres. & Florida ManaRcr 
Sanfnrd. Fla. 



H.VRRV G.\LE 
V. Pres. & Canadian ManaKor 
Si. Catharines. Ont. 



REEU S. l.EHM.VN 
\'. Pros. & Texas ManaRer 
Wpslaco. Texas 



L.\I RENCE W . 
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Woodbury, 



CORHETT 
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Stokes Seeds Have a Good Name 

Stokes Seeds are not sold under the usual non-warranty clause and have not been for a great many years. We have found that our customers 
play fair with us if we play fair with them. We are entering our forty-ninth year of business and exfjerience has taught us that it invariably pays 
to do the fair thing and the right thing under all circumstances. We supp<jse that no organization is totalK- proof against human error. It is 
evident, however, that our greatly simplified variety list has reduced the pc)ssibility of error. We can assure all customers of complete satisfaction 
in all transactions so far as it is possible to have it so. Our continued success is dependent on our ability to please tho.se who place their confidence 
in us. 



Percent of Germination on Every Package 

Each of our branch stores maintains a seed testing laborator\- which is continually 
making germination tests of our seed stocks. The results, together with the date 
of the test, are placed on the seal of ever>- package. We have been giving information 
on germination of our seed for a number of years past. It is our feeling that our trade 
is entitled to all available data regarding their purchases. In the event that you 
receive a package of seed with the seal broken, you always have the liberty of returning 
this at our expense for in such cases there is a possibility that the package has been 
tampered with. 



We Maintain Four Separate Proving Grounds 

In order that we may have complete knowledge of the stcxrks we offer for sale, we 
maintain a Proving (iround at each of our branches. The fact that such trial grounds 
are located in both Florida and Texas gives us double protection from the viewpoint 
of maintaining mid-winter trials. This additional protection has already reacted 
favorably thruout our entire organization. Customers are cordially invited to inspect 
our Proving (irounds. We want you to know the kind of goods you are buying. In 
almost all instances, it is jwssible to show you by actual performance just what stocks 
we are offering. 



A Large Part of Our Time Is Spent in the Field 




Mr. J.J. Rocco, oiu- oi uur Klondii travelers 
cxaminiiiKa plant of Glorv of Calabria Broccoli. 




STOKES SEEDS 



MARY WASHINGTON SEED 

The most profitable asparagus, — very large, productive and rust-resistant 



This firm has shared a large part of the Mar\- Washington Asparagus business. Ten 
years ago we offered the original Washington stock, the first of the Department of 
Agriculture rust-resistant varieties. When the superiority of the Mary strain, named 
in honor of George Washington's mother, was established, we were among the first to 




offer it. Since tJiat time we have done an increasing volume of business with large 
Asparagus growers, and in line with our policy of carrying only the best we have 
discarded all other varieties including the Washington and Manha strains. We see 
no object in recommending anything but the best, for there are enough handicaps in 

the vegetable business. Mary 
Washington is earlier, larger and 
longer than either the Washing- 
ton or the Martha strains and 
for all commercial purposes is 
equally rust-resistant. In view 
of the prevalence of rust, it is 
utter folly for a grower to plant 
additional acreage with the oM 
varieties such as Palmetto, Giant 
Argenteuil, etc., which are sus- 
ceptible to rust. We can now 
definitely state that green As- 
paragus is bringing a higher 
price on the general markets 
than white. The fact that Mary 
Washington produces a very 
large, tight tip and will not 
prematurely sprangle out is 
greatly in its favor in the pro- 
duction of green Asparagus. A 
loose-budded stalk does not keep 
well and will not retain its 
flavor. 

Our entire seed supply of 
Mary Washington now comes 
from fields one generation re- 
moved from the parent stock. 
This is re-selected, re-screened 
seed so that it is graded as to 
size and assures uniform seed- 
lings. The germination is partic- 
ularly strong — over 95%. Some 
growers are situated as to soil 
and climate so that they can 
produce their own roots. It 
should be kept in mind, however, 
that a p)Oorly grown root has 
very little value, and unless you 
are in a position to make a 
thoroughly good job of it, it is 
better to buy our giant size roots 
as offered herewith. 



An outstanding feature of Mary Wash- 
ington is the tightness of the tip,- 
important market factor. 



For prices please refer to inside front cover 



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MARY WASHINGTON ROOTS 



STOKES SEEDS 



This is the seventh year we have offered Mar\' Wash 
ington Asparagus Roott-. In this period our firm has 
placed itself in a strong position on this item and we are 
now looked on as one of the most reliable sources of suppK . 
Mar>- Washington Asparagus is now one of our chief 
specialties and growers are assured of securing a ver\ 
fine product when ordering toots from this houst- 

We appreciate that different conditions require different 
handling. Some giowers must have the largest root that 
growls. Others see a saving in purchasing the medium 
size root. This year, therefore, for the first time, we are 
oflfering two grades of Marx Washington Asparagu.^ 



Roots, the giant size and the standard size The giant 
size roots will average from XO to 1 10 pounds per thousand 
roots? The standard size will run from 60 to 80 pounds 
per thousand and they are priced accordingly. NaturalK 
the giant size root costs more to produce than the smaller 
root, but the price we ask is not out of proportion to its 
increased value. Our roots are sold f. o. b. New Jersey 
shipping point. Advance orders may be placed at any 
time for March or April shipment. We cannot ship roots 
until sometime after March 1. depending on weather 
conditions. 

We do not sell Asparagus Roots in Canada. 



TO BE SUCCESSFUL WITH ASPARAGUS 



Asparagus is of comparatively easy culture once a bed 
is established. It should, with moderate care, produce for 
upward of twenty years. In the matter of soil, a sand> 
loam is preferable, although not a necessity, for Asparagus 
is very adaptable to variable soil conditions. The bed 
must be well drained, however, for it will not thrive under 
extreme moisture. Preparation of the soil by thorough 
subsoiling and deep plowing is a necessary step. Go down 
at least 15 inches. Assuming that green Asparagus is 
perferable over the white or blanched variety, we recom 
mend that trenches be dug 43^ feet apart. These trenches 
should be a foot deep, with the earth thoroughly loosened 
and liberally dressed with well-decomposed stable manure, 
and a layer of at least 2 inches of fresh earth put over this. 
This allows a depth of about 8 inches for the planting of 
the Asparagus root. Very often the trench is left open, 
with only about 2 inches of soil over the roots or crowns, 
fresh soil being applied as the root develops, until, by the 
close of the first season, the surface is practically level. 
We recommend that roots be set 20 inches apart in the 
row. Thus, approximately 5,000 roots are required per 
acre. This is about the number of roots that can be pro- 
duced from one pound of seed. 

Contrary to former practice, the best Asparagus growers 
now transplant only one-year-old roots. It appears that 
the shock of transplanting two or three-year-old roots 



greatly retards the future growth and delays cutting. There 
is still a practice among some firms of listing their first-grade 
Asparagus roots as two-year-old roots, and their second- 
grade as one-year-old. Do jiot be misled on this point. 
Our large, one-year-old roots will allow a three-weeks' 
cutting season the spring after they are set. The second 
season thereafter, a full season cut may be obtained. April 
and May are the best months for setting out an Asparagus 
bed. We do not recommend Fall planting. 

Arguments pro and con for green and for white Asparagus 
are now drifting over to the green side, so that now very- 
few markets pay a higher price for the big, coarse white 
sorts. The consumer has discovered that the green product 
has the more delicate flavor. The two types are produced 
from the same variety — the difference of color being 
entirely due to cultural treatment. Incidentally, green 
Asparagus can be grown in much stiffer soil than the white. 
To produce green Asparagus, practice level cultivation and 
cut almost entirely above the ground, for white Asparagus, 
it is necessary to hill the rows, cutting some 8 inches below 
the ground. Of all vegetables which are improved by 
quick handling and freshness. Asparagus is, perhaps the 
best example. It begins to lose its rare flavor within 
twenty minutes after cutting. There is a lesson in this 
for the wide-awake roadside marketer. 



For prices please refer to inside front cover 




STOKES SEEDS 




FORDHOOK BUSH 
LIMA 

Days to maturity, 75. Introduced 
by Burpee in 1907. An improvement 
on the Dreer's Lima. The plant will 
attain a height of about twelve inches. 
It is a prolific bearer. The pods will 
range from four to four and one-half 
inches in length and will contain five or 
more large Beans of exceptional quality. 
The dried Beans are oval in shape, 
very thick and white with a greenish 
tinge. As is the case with all Lima 
Beans, we would warn our trade not to 
plant them until the ground has become 
thoroughly warmed by the late Spring 
sun, and under no circumstances should 
cracked Beans be planted, for. although 
they may have the strength to ger- 
minate, they will not be able to force 
the sprouts through the ground. 
Growers should be on their guard 
against purchasing certain stocks of 
Fordhook now available which have 
reverted back to the original running 
type, — a characteristic which is tho- 
roughly undesirable. 



BLACK VALENTINE 

Days to maturity, 45. Introduced 
in 1897 by Peter Henderson. A well- 
known and extensively grown bean, 
especially in the 5k)uth. In habit of 
growth it closely resembles Red \'alen- 
tine, except that the character of the 
pod is very different. Because of its 
general characteristics, it is excellent 
for shipping purposes, but we do not 
recommend it to truck growers desiring 
to develop private markets. It is not 
a stringless variety, and is, therefore, 
not recommended for home garden use. 
It is sometimes subject to anthracnose 
in rainy seasons. \Ve do not offer this 
variety in Canada. 



For prices please refer to inside front cover 



GIANT STRINGLESS 
GREEN-POD 



TENNESSEE 
GREEN-POD 



Days to maturity, 45. Originated by Keeney 
and introduced by Johnson & Stokes in 1898. 
Even after thirty years this Bean still holds a 
position of great importance. As shown in the 
illustration, this variety is a heavy bearer and 
can perhaps be picked in one-third the time of 
any other sort. The bearing period is com- 
paratively short. The pods are about six inches 
in length, slightly curved, dark green in color, 
brittle and absolutely stringless. Dry seeds are 
of a yellowish brown color 



Days to maturity, 42. .-^s an extra-early, 
green-podded bean, this is a great favorite; 
particularly in the South. It is stringless in 
the snap stage, of e.xcellent flavor and of 
heavy bearing habits. The pods are large, 
broad, long and flat, being nearly '"ch 
wide by about 6 inches in length. It is 
slightly irregular in shape, but its fine flavor 
has caused it to be a very popular sort. We 
do not ofifer this variety in Canada. 




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Giant StrintHess Grecn-Pod was introduced by Ji>lin3on & Stokes thirty years ago. 



BOUNTIFUL (Green-Pod) 

Days to maturity, 45. Originated in Genesee County, New 
York, and introduced by Peter Henderson in 1898. We now 
consider Bountiful to be the most important commercial bean 
in the large eastern markets, where as a rule it commands a 
higher price than any other variety. This is particularly true 
of the strong New York markets and has resulted in enormous 
acreages of Bountiful being planted all up and down the 
Atlantic Seaboard. Beside being a strong market bean, it is 
popular with truckers because it is so very productive and 
very early. Bountiful is classed as a stringless type as there 
is no noticeable string in the snap stage. The plant reaches 
a height of about 16 inches. The flat, liandsome pods are 
over 16 inches in length, slightly curved, light green in color 
and seven-seeded. The illustration shows this bean in the 
ideal edible stage. The dry seed is of medium size, kidney 
shape, light yellow with brownish circle around the eye. 



ROUND-POD KIDNEY WAX 

Days to maturity, 45. Originated by Keeney and intro- 
duced by Johnson & Stokes in 1900. We consider Round-Pod 
Kidney Wax to be the leading Bean of the VVax varieties. 
It is stringless and a heavy producer. The plant will grow 
to a height of about 15 inches, producing long, curved, round, 
yellow pods, extremely brittle and absolutely stringless. They 
are borne equally above and below the foliage. The table 
quality is excellent. Brittle Wax differs from Round-Pod 
Kidney Wax only in the color of the dry seed. 



PENCIL POD WAX - 

Days to maturity, 45. A selection of Black Wax improved 
by N. B. Keeney & Son, and introduced by Johnson & Stokes 
in 1900. The plant will attain a height of 14 inches, but is a 
vigorous grower, and is not susceptible to disease as other 
wax-podded sorts. The pods attain a length of 6 inches, are 
slender, curved near the tip, rounded, seven-seeded, very 
clear yellow, absolutely stringless, very brittle, fine-grained 
and of excellent quality. This variety is highly recommended 
for all purposes where the quality of the edible product is a 
consideration. 



KENTUCKY WONDER (Pole) 

Days to maturity, 70. This strain was introduced by 
Gregory in 1877. This superb pole snap bean is also known 
as Old Homestead and as Texas Prolific. It is one of the 
most profitable varieties to plant inasmuch as it will continue 
bearing until frost. This has been a favorite bean for over 
fifty years. It is early and productive and is grown very 
extensively, especially in the Mid-West. The snap beans 
will average about 7 inches in length, being very slender, 
round and eight to ten-seeded. They are only slightly 
stringy and of a medium green color. The flesh is tender, 
brittle and moderately fine grained. The bean is of good 
table quality. The dry beans are brown. 



For prices please refer to inside front 

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STOKES SEEDS 




STOKES SEEDS 



CROSBY EGYPTIAN BEET 




Stokes' Crosby Egyptian Beet produces 
roots of remarkable uniformity and 
dark interior color. 



Days to maturity, 40-50. The Crosby Beet is still 
the most important commercial variety grow n in North 
America. Our strain will give genuine satisfaction 
wherever planted for it is a very uniform stock of the 
smooth, uniform Crosby shape as indicated by 
the illustration. It will have fine interior color- 
ing and the top growth will be of uniformly 
medium height. The stock we offer shows the 
careful breeding that has been given it and 
growers can place every confidence in it. 

Beet constitutes one of the most im- 
portant items that we handle. Our sales 
of beet have increased to enormous pro- 
portions and our arrangements for the 
current year call for a supply of over 
75,000 pounds, — enough seed to plant 
8,000 acres. Our beet business could not 
have grow n to this importance had we not 
oflFered some very superior strains. Of the 
above total our Crosby Egyptian consti- 
tutes more than half. 



EARLY 
WONDER 

Days to maturity, 40-45. An 
early maturing beet of the 
general Crosby type, but being 
slightly more refined in its 
general characteristics than 
Crosby. It has a dark, smooth 
skin, a small tap root and a 
medium size top. We consider 
Early Wonder has a definite 
place in market gardening opera- 



EARLY FLAT EGYPTIAN 

Days to maturity, 40-45. We ofTer this as an excellent strain of the early, small 
top Flat Egyptian type. We consider our strain to be a very fine one from every 
point of view . 



prices please refer to inside front cover 



DETROIT DARK RED 

Days to maturity, 45-55. This variety has made an enormously 
important place for itself both as a shipping and a canning beet, and 
we have taken great care to produce a stock that will be a credit to 
those who plant it as well as to ourselves. The two great factors in a 
fine strain of Detroit are deep, blood-red interior color and the uniform 
depth of the root. Our stock maintains a high average in both respects. 
We know of no stock that is finer regardless of price. Canners and 
shippers can place great confidence in our strain, for it is a very superior 
strain and will give unusual satisfaction. 




STOKES SEEDS 



SWISS CHARD 

Giant LucuUus 

Days to maturity. 60. Swiss Chard is often referred to as Spinach Beet. It has 
been under cultivation from the most ancient times and is looked on as a very favorable 
substitute for spinach. The Giant LucuUus strain we ofTer is broad stemmed with 
beautiful yellowish-green leaves, growing to a height of about 15 inches. 



MANGEL BEET 

Mammoth Long Red 

Days to maturity, 100. The standard variety in the United States. It was listed 
by Johnson & Stokes prior to 1889. As a stock beet it is of great value. The roots 
are extremely large, attaining a length of at least 12 inches and producing a heavy 
tonnage per acre. The average weight of this Mangel is from 10 to 25 pounds. 



outstandint; strains offered in lliis catalog. 



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BROCCOLI 

GLORY OF CALABRIA 

A vegetable of enormous possibilities 

Days to maturity, 130-150. This Italian Green Sprouting Calabrese type of Broc- 
coli is gaining greatly in popularity. In our opinion the 9onsumption has practically 
doubled during this past season and growers who have not already tried it are urged to 
include it in their list this year. As we pointed out a year ago, about ever>- decade this 
countr>' seems to adopt another of the Old World vegetables. The place now given to 
Grapefruit and to the Honey Dew Melon are examples of this. Similar popularity and 
acceptance seems to be due this ancient Italian vegetable, the production of which has 
been limited almost exclusively to the little Province of Calabria in Southern Italy. 
The fact that within a five-year p>eriod the large markets are already accepting it on a 
basis of several carloads a day, gives an indication of its popularity. It is a dish that is 
now enjoyed not only by the Italians who have always known it, but by Anglo Saxons 
to whom it is comparatively new. The enthusiasm for it is remarkable; perhaps what 
is best of all, people are ready and willing to pay a good price for it. Even on the 
produce markets it brings an average of $2.00 per bushel hamper almost any time of 
the year. 

Because of its delicious table quality, and because it can be grown in almost any part 
of the United States, we predict a very interesting future for it. In order to make a i 
first-hand study of this new vegetable, our Mr. F. C. Stokes made a special trip to v 
Italy for the purpose. Because there are a number of different species of Broccoli, the | 
American trade has been very seriously confused as to the true heading type. One 
stock, for instance, that has had wide sale is nothing more nor less than a type of Seven- 
Top Turnip. This species in Italy is known as Broccoli di Rapi. 

In order to be positively sure of what we are selling, all of our stock of Broccoli, Glorj' 
of Calabria, has been given a bag-by-bag type test. Therefore, all of our Broccoli as 
offered this year will be proven stock and can be planted with entire confidence. 

This type of Broccoli is a member of the Brassica family and may be best described as 
a green-headed Cauliflower. We would point out, however, that Broccoli does not re- 
quire the same care as Cauliflower. It should be started in plant beds and transplanted 
to the field so that it will mature either during the late Spring or the early Fall. It re- 
quires a definitely cool season for its proper development. 

The true heading Broccoli, as originally grown near Cosenza in Calabria, develops a 1 
head on the main stalk. After this is cut and marketed, smaller heads will develop from 
the axis of the leaves. These are tied together in bunches of two or three and also | 
marketed. The normal cut is thereby doubled. Growers should be on their guard 
against buying merely Green Sprouting Italian Broccoli for you may or ma>- not be 
getting the true Calabrese type. This is the only one that brings the high prices on 
the market. 

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CABBAGE 



STOKES SEEDS 



;f c^S ?: EARLY JERSEY WAKEFIELD 

the earlipsl 

""'^''uon"'*^"^"" {Extra Early Long Island Growr\) 

Days to maturity, 90-100. Our stock will produce an extremely early, refined type 
of head. Because of our variety simplification program, we prefer to hold to our 
policy of original nomenclature and not designate this as Extra-Early Jersey Wakefield, 
although in reality that is what it is. This stock has been developed to a degree of 
purity and early maturity that we believe is not surpassed in the pointed types. 
Practically the entire crop can be taken off by the second cutting. This feature 
together with the great solidness and uniformity of the head makes it a stock of great 
importance to all growers of this type of cabbage 

CHARLESTON WAKEFIELD 

{Early Long Island Grown) 

Days to maturity, 95-lO.v The Stokes stock of Charleston Wakefield will mature 
very much earlier than the usual strains of Charleston. Furthermore, it will produce 
one of the rnost uniform crops of cabbage it has ever been our pleasure to ofifer. On a 
strict reading this strain will rate over 96% with a week's earlier maturity. Our 
Charleston will produce a head approximating pound heavier than our Early 
Jersey Wakefield. The restrained leaf growth is a feature of the variety. Growers 
of large Charleston acreage need to go no farther or pay more for any finer stock. If 
any exists we do not know of it. It is making a strong return for our customers 



COPENHAGEN MARKET— VIKING 

Days to maturity, 85-95. No one questions the importance of being ahead of the 
market even if by only three or four days. In these days of terrific competition even 
the slightest edge often means the diflerence between making and breaking. For 
three years our Viking Strain of Copenhagen has been a money maker for Stokes 
customers for just that reason. It will average five days earlier even than Golden 
Acre which we have eliminated in its favor, and it is nearly two weeks earlier than the 
usual stocks of Copenhagen Market. The leaf growth is so restrained that plants 
may be set from 1 2 to 14 inches apart in the row. The slight additional cost of the 
Viking .Strain will be less than $1.00 per acre, and on a $5.00 per barrel market that 
is quickly lost sight of. If you are not already fortunate enough to have made the 
acquaintance of our Viking Strain do not postpone the trial for another season. It is 
taking the big money in early Cabbage. 



COPENHAGEN MARKET— BALTIC 

Days to maturity, 95-105. This strain will be nearly two weeks later in reachmg 
maturity than our Viking Strain. On the other hand, it is proportionately larger 
and heavier, averaging nearly one pound per head more than the Viking. The Baltic 
Strain will prove to be valuable as a general crop cabbage. Its uniformity of size, 
shape and ripening are its outstanding features. Many of our customers will be 
deeph impressed with this stock 




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GLORY OF ENKHUIZEN 

Days to maturity, 110-120. A Holland Cabbage introduced by Sluis & Groot, 1896 and brought to this country shortly afterward. Glory- of 
Enkhuizen is a later and larger Cabbage of the round-headed type, — it having come originally from very much the same source as the Copenhagen 
Market. Because of its growing and shipping qualities it has made an important place for itself especially among the large producers of Texas. 
The head is slightly elongated, although nearly round, solid and of excellent quality. The crisp tender leaves will sometimes be slightly curled 
and twisted, a feature which is typical of true stocks of the variety. 



ALL HEAD EARLY 

Days to maturity, 115-125. All Head Early was a selection made personally by the 
late Mr. Burpee in 1888 from a field of Henderson's Succession, which was being grown 
on the farm of Mr. J. M. Lupton, Mattituck. Long Island. It was thus named and 
introduced by Burpee in 1891. We believe this is the earliest of the flat types. It has 
a very deep set head which gives a high tonnage per acre. The average weight of the 
heads wil! be from 4 to 5 pounds. 



EARLY FLAT DUTCH 

Days to maturity. 1 15-125. An excellent strain of this well known Flat Cabbage. Our 
stock is particularly recommended to Texas growers. It is short-stemmed, upright, 
with few outer leaves; consequently the rows can be set close together. The heads are 
slightly round and flattened, very solid and uniform. There is a definite place for 
Early Flat Dutch Cabbage in the operations of the Texas shipper. This stock is 
recommended without qualification 




The above photograph graphically illustrates the comjiarative sizes and shapes of six of the Cabbage varieties we are offering. Three of them are described on the preceding 
page. Each one has its individual place. We recommend that customers carefully read our descriptions. 



Note to Cabbage Growers in the 

The varieties offered on this page constitute the most profitable sorts now being 
grown in Texas. In supplying very large quantities of each of these types to you, we 
have taken the utmost care to secure the ver> finest available types. A5 a protection 
against the ravages of certain bacterial diseases which have recently caused serious loss 
in the \'alley, our Weslaco Branch has treated all of the seed sold in that house with a 



ower Rio Grande Valley of Texas 

Bichloride of Mercury solution. This service is offered our Texas customers without 
extra cost. It has already proven to be highly effective in a great many instances. You 
at least are not carrying any disease into your fields. We would point out, however, 
that this treatment is not effective against the disease if it is already in your soil. 



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PENN STATE BALLHEAD 

Days to maturity, 130-140. Penn State Ballhead as. developed by Dr. C. E. Myers, of 
Pennsylvania State College, is one of the very best strains of the Ballhead or Hollander 
type. The average yield of late Cabbaige in New York State is about eight tons per acre- 
and barely pays the cost of production. Penn State Ballhead shows records of over twenty 
tons per acre over a long period of years. It is this extra tonnage after production costs 
have been paid that brings the profit. The primary reason for the increased yield in the 
Penn State strain lies in the successful selection for hard, tight heads, weighing at least 
one-third more than ordinary Danish heads of equal size. The photograph on this page 
illustrates this quality. A special point of interest is the restricted seed stalk which apparently 
is a factor in the elimination of pre- 
mature cracking. We urge close plant- 
ing of Penn State Ballhead which will 
keep the head at the desirable markej; 
size and at the same time increase the 
tonnage. Count on 7500 plants per 
acre. We do not recommend the pro- 
duction of Penn State Ballhead south of 
the late Cabbage area in the northern 
tier states. 



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Drumhead Savoy 



DRUMHEAD SAVOY 

Days to maturity, 120-130. An 
extremely old type, probably originating 
in England. Savoy Cabbage was ofTered 
by Robert Sinclair, Jr., & Co., Baltimore, 
in 1839. The stock we offer will prove 
to be the true Savoy. The color is 
divided between green and blue-green. 
The leaf growth is large and upright. The 
heads will average 10 inches in diameter. 
This will be found a satisfactory stock 
for all general purposes. 



MAMMOTH RED ROCK 

Days to maturity, 120-130. We look on this as a very fine strain of the well-known Red 
Cabbage for which there is always a strong if limited market. It is a favorite variety for 
cole slaw and pickling purposes. This is the largest and surest heading Red Cabbage. The 
plants are vigorous in growth with a medium length stem and spreading outer leaves which 
are dark green with red veining. Mammoth Red Rock is in the late maturing class, making 
a round and very solid head. Most cabbage growers want at least a part of their acreage 
in a red variety. This one will give very general satisfaction under almost all conditions. 



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CHANTENAY CARROT 

Days to maturity, 55-70. This variety, in- 
troduced by the great French firm of X'ilmorin- 
Andrieux & Cie. forty years ago, is still the lead- 
ing commercial Carrot in the United States. It 
has held its great popularity on merit alone for 
it has a beautiful appearance and excellent table 
quality. Its length will average from four to five 
inches. Its color is a rich orange-red. In shape 
the root is of great uniformity, of the half-long 
type, smooth and free from side rootlets. Our 
stock has been finely bred and may be planted 
with absolute confidence by market gardeners, 
truckers and ranchmen. Our sales of this 
variety have now reached enormous proportions 
and this could not have been possible had we 
not had an extremely fine strain. If you have 
not tried our Chantenay, do not fail to do so this 
vear. 



DANVERS HALF-LONG 

Days to maturity, 60-75. Danvers Half-Long 
is .slightly longer in reaching maturity than 
Chantenay, but, as shown in the illustration, is 
about an inch longer and on some markets will 
bring a higher price. Like Chantenay, Danvers 
is adaptable to various soil conditions. The 
average diameter of the root is slightly smaller 
than Chantenay. The color is a bright orange, 
ver>' slightly lighter than Chantenay, but on the 
other hand the variety is not so likely to split 
in wet weather. Our strain is giving excellent 
satisfaction wherever planted and is recom- 
mended without qualification. 



Our uniform Chantenay makes a brilliant market appearance 



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SCARLET 
NANTES 

{A Careless Type) 

Days to maturity, 65. This well- 
known early table Carrot is of French 
origin, and because of the delicate tex- 
ture of the root has been named "Core- 
less." This type of Carrot is largely 
grown in the Nantes district in France. 
It is a half-long, stump-rooted Carrot 
reaching a length of from 4 to 6 inches 
when mature. The tops are small, and 
the roots cylindrical, of a light orange 
color and comparatively free of side- 
roots. It is one of the most symmetrical 
and handsome Carrots of its class. Our 
strain is one that will give every satis- 
faction. 



Carrot is one of Our 
Great Specialties 

If any seedsman in the United States or 
Canada is carrying finer stocks of Carrot seed 
tiian we are, we should like to know about it, 
for, in all modesty, we do not believe there are 
any finer strains being offered in America than 
those on these two pages. Our arrangements for 
this coming season are for a total supply of over 
30,000 pounds and it stands to reason that this 
enormous volume could not have been attained 
had we not put out the very finest stocks avail- 
able. Growers from Ontario to Texas are 
recommended to these strains with the positive 
assurance that they are very superior. This is a 
broad statement, but we believe it covers the 
entire field, regardless of price. 



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WINDERMOOR WONDER CUCUMBER 



A very long, dark green and handsome variety 



Days to maturity, 60-70. Our Company had the honor of introducmg 
Windermoor Wonder Cucumber thirteen years ago and since that time 
it has been taken up by the seed trade in general who have offered it 

under a great many dif- 
ferent names. This is 
not surprising when the 
"^^^ fine qualities of Winder- 



moor' Wonder are considered, for on the markets it stands in a class 
of its own and invariably brings the high money. Its success is due 
to its brilliant apF>earance as well as high table quality. Windermoor 
Wonder, named for our old seed farm in Burlington County, New 
Jersey, is the product of a cross between English Telegraph and 
Davis Perfect, — the hybrid combining the important features of each. 
It has proven very profitable both in field cultivation and for green- 
house forcing. For either form of cultivation we recommend heavy 
feeding because of the large individual fruits. We recommend that 
Windermoor Wonder be packed in crates rather than baskets, and, 
where possible, wrap the individual fruits in paper. If you have not 
tried Windermoor Wonder, do not fail to have at least part of your 
cucumber acreage in this variety this season. 



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Stokes' Windermoor Wonder is 
making enormous profits for many 
of our growers. It is a shy seeder 
and is therefore slightly more ex- 
pensive, but the crop is proportion- 
ately valuable. 




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Stokes Green Pack is an early, dark green Cucumber of superb market appearance. 



GREEN PACK 

Days to maturity, 50-60. This White Spine cucumber has found an especjitilly cordial 
reception from growers of Florida and South Carolina. It is the early stay-green type. 
The importance of this variety is due to the fact that it is slightly earlier than Early 
Fortune and that it holds its green color extremely well even to long distant markets. 
Synonyms for Green Pack include Green Hill, Sunny South, Dark Green Slicer, etc., etc. 
We would point out that our stock has shown a distinct superiority over most of the 
strains offered. It will show a great uniformity for packing and will prove to be a very 
heavy yielder under normal conditions. J'urthermore, Stokes Green Pack is looked 
upon as being just a little earlier than any of its immediate competitors 



EARLY FORTUNE 

Days to maturity, 55-65. This refined type of White Spine Cucumber is again offered 
to our tr^de with every assurance of its continued success and popularity. We know of 
no standard commercial type of Cucumber that will give more uniform satisfaction 
than Early Fortune. Special care has been taken to produce a strain that carries the 
luxurious deep green color as well as absolute uniformity of fruit. These will average 
about inches in length and the illustration on this page is a very fair sample of the 
type of cucumber this strain will develop. Cucumber growers will find Stokes Strain 
of Early Fortune to be a very fine article. 

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EARLY DWARF ERFURT— STOKES 



A Superior Main-Crop Cauliflower 



There perhaps is no single vegetable that so completely tests the 
calibre of both market gardener and seedsmen as does Cauliflower. We 
take a justifiable satisfaction in the position we now hold as being one 
of the sure sources of supply of trustworthy seed. The two stocks we 
offer, Early Dwarf Erfurt — Stokes and Riverhead Snowball, are both out- 




Early I>warf Erfurt— Stokes 



Standing in their class, — the latter being slightly earlier and slightly 
smaller than the former, but both having a definite place in the growing 
program of the cauliflower man. Growers who have not tried our strains 
are recommended to make at least a trial planting. You will not 
regret taking such a move. 

Days to maturity, 115-125. This is a remarkably sure-heading main 
crop cauliflower. Its outside leaves are long. It is of dwarf habit, 
but matures slightly later than Riverhead Snowball. The heads are 
in the marketable stage when medium to large. One of the outstanding 
features of the strain is the depth of the head. This stock is especially 
recommended for main season market gardening operations where 
extreme earliness is not the first consideration. Although listed as a 
main season variety, this strain is no different from any other of its 
class in that it requires normally cool nights with normal moisture 
for perfect maturity. We would point out that cauliflower requires 
well-fed, well-drained soil. 



St. Catherines, Ont., R. R. No. 3. 
September 15, 1928 

Gentlemen: 

We usually tr>' to get our first sowing of late Cauliflower seed in the soil just as soon 
as it is possible to get on the open ground in the Spring. This is followed with two 
other sowings about a week apart. This usually gives us good strong plants by June 
1st at which time we start to plant and continue to do so when the weather is favorable 
(as we have no irrigation) until the 15th of July. 

We have experimented with different varieties but have always had the best results 
with the Francis C. Stokes & Co. strain. Our soil is a heavy sandy loam which seems 
to respond best to well-rotted manure and crop rotation. We have never had any 
noticeable difference from the use of commercial fertilizers so have discontinued their 
use. We plan to go over our patches twice a week and tie up any heads that are 
forming. This is necessary to keep the head white and marketable. 

The cost of producing an acre of Cauliflower depends a good deal on the value of 
your land. In our case I would say the cost of production per acre would be about 
$50().(X). Our returns over the last five years have run anywhere from $200.00 to 
$1,00().(K) per acre depending a good deal on the weather and our local market condi- 
tions at the time of harvest. 

We market our crop through about a dozen local stores which we keep supplied. In 
this way we have a steady demand throughout the season. This year we commenced 
to cut the early ones the first part of June and have cut ever>' week since and expect 
to continue to do so until late in December. 

Respectfully submitted, 
H. G. 

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RIVERHEAD SNOWBALL 

An Extraordinary Early Maturing Strain 



Days to maturity, 110-120. We offer Riverhead Snowball now for 
the third season. As an early maturing strain, we believe it to be the 
equal, if not slightly superior, to any strain of 
Snowball that is being offered in the United 
States or Canada, this regardless of price. River- 
head Snowball will mature with great evenness. 
The heads are solid, finely grained and pure 
white in color. One of the outstanding features 
is the great depth of the head. The plant is 
compact, but not too short-leaved. It is vigorous 



Riverhead Snowball is a Cauliflower that 
has come in for very high competitive 
honors at various vegetable shows. Last 
season it took first prize at the Canadian 
National Exhibition, Toronto. It has also 
taken prizes at the Vegetable Growers 
Association contests. 



and quick growing. The heads make a beautiful appearance on tht 
market and sell for the highest'prices. They are of fine te.vture, entirely 
smooth and free from head leaves. Undei 
ordinary conditions there will be no loss from 
shift or pearling. We recommend that River- 
head Snowball be planted for either the earl> 
or the late crop. 



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Riverhead Snowball is especially suited fo 
either late or early maturity. It is a variet; 
that has come to be looked upon by som 
of the largest men in the industry as one o 
great dependability as well ai 
one of great profit. 




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You are starting right if yoi 
plant Imperial Black Beauty. 




EGGPLANT 



BLACK BEAUTY— IMPERIAL STRAIN 

A stock free from the organisms of Phomopsis Rot 

Days to maturity, 110-125. This Imperial strain of the well-known Black Beauty egg- 
plant represents, in our opinion, the most important forward step taken in eggplant in 
the last decade. When it is realized that the vast majority of eggplant seed sold in this 
country is taken from areas that are very serioush' infested with the organism known as 
Phomopsis Rot, and when it is further realized that this disease is carried under the seed 
coat so that no kind of disinfectant is practicable against it, is it any wonder that so many 
eggplant failures occur over the country? 

Phomopsis Rot attacks the plant in its middle growth, withers the leaves, and finally 
rots the fruit. In some instances the spoiling of the fruits does not take place until they 
are enroute to northern markets. To be sure, a great deal of this Phomopsis Rot comes 
from infected soil, but unless the grower starts from disease-free seed he is beaten from 
the start 



Our Imperial strain of Black 
Beauty has been grown under 
conditions that make us morally 
certain that our seed is entirely 
clear from the organisms of 
Phomopsis Rot. Many of our 
customers this past season have 
had crops grown from our seed 
which have developed a superb- 
ly fine stock of the well-know n 
Black Beauty type and which have netted them splendid returns. The fruits are 
of a triangular globe shape, the color is a deep purple black, the height of the plant 
is about eighteen inches, and the seed we offer is of fine appearance and strong ger- 
mination. Growers who are looking for the very best in eggplant should by all means 
try out this strain. It should prove a money maker wherever planted. 

FLORIDA HIGH BUSH 

Days to maturity, 115-130. This well-known variety grows on a higher vine 
than Black Beauty. The plant very often attains a growth of three feet, a feature 
which is especially desirable in wet seasons inasmuch as the fruit is usually held 
entirely of? the ground. Generally speaking. Florida High Bush is more resistant 
to eggplant disease than Black Beauty, a factor which recommends it to many 
growers, especially in Florida and Cuba. In shape the fruit is slightly longer and 
more oval than Black Beauty. We do not offer this variety in Canada. 




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Francis C. Stokes inspecting a hcia ol Imperial Black Beauty near \.\ cslaco, f , 
in October. 1929. Our customer, Mr. Lightner, harvested thiscropduring Nnvi rr 
and December. 



GOLDEN PLUME CELERY 

Days to maturity, 105-115. This justly 
lelebrated variety was introduced in 1923. 
In seven years it has gained tremendous 
popularity and as a commercial crop we con- 
sider it of greater importance than Golden 
Self-blanching, a variety which has led the 
procession for over forty years. The value 
of Golden Plume lies in its extreme earliness 
and in its elegant, full-hearted appearance. In 
addition to these important points it is 
blanched with greater ease than any variety 
we know. Golden Plume is available for 
market at least a week ahead of Golden Self- 
blanching and is distinctly more resistant to 
disease than that variety. It is not a long 
keeping Celery and should be handled promptly 
when ready for market. Golden Plume 
is looked upon as one of the few leaders. 
Recently in the exacting Philadelphia County 
trials our strain held its own with the fore- 
most competition in this country. In the 
Sanford, Florida district it has earned a high 
of being among the very finest Celery grown in that section. 

Infinite care is taken in the production of our seed which 
is saved only from plants showing the true, full-hearted 
type. The photograph on this page gives a fair idea of 
the robust size of the stalk. In studying this photograph, 
keep in mind the fact that it had to be greatly reduced to 
get it on the page. We would point out that Golden Plume 
is now sold under about ten different titles. The most 
common synonym is Wonderful. 

GOLDEN SELF- BLANCHING 

Days to maturity, 115-125. After forty years, Golden 
Self-blanching still maintains a very important place among 
the Commercial Celery-growers of this country. It has been 
the parent stock from which a number of new strains have 
been developed, including Golden Plume, Easy-blanching, 
and others. Of late there has been developed a much taller 
stock of Golden Self-blanching. We have not felt justified 
in offering that type, however. The stock offered herewith 
is the original dwarf, early-maturing type. Our strain has 
been grown with great care. It is proven a year in advance 
of sale to our customers who may purchase it with full 
confidence that the type is true and up to our usual super- 
standard requirements. Golden Self-blanching will pro\e, 
to be a better keeping Celery than Golden Plume. It can be 
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important 
reputation 



Our Golden Plume Celery is a very lonK ribliei 



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VANGUARD CORN 



The variety that won the first 

Days to maturity 65-70. This is the fifth year we have offered 
Vanguard, and we still consider it to be in a class by itself when it 
comes to net profits. This, after all, is the main consideration to the 
grower. One of the chief reasons for its popularity is its excellent table 
quality. At the Burlington County, New Jersey Farm Bureau Exhibit 
this past season \'anguard took first prize. The fact that it combines 
extreme earliness with a normal market ear is of course the reason 



Vanguard has brought in 
large v&it of the early 
money iff. Sweet Corn for 
the past four years 




prize at the Farm Bureau Exhibit 

behind its great popularity in the Eastern states. Comparative tests 
prove it to be from seven to ten days earlier than Howling Mob, and 
each year we are developing an earlier, more uniform, and heavier 
yielding strain. 

N'anguard was developed by Mr. A. L. Richie, a successful corn 
grower and breeder of Burlington County, New Jersey, and our stock 
is still grown for us in its home county. It is sometimes sold locally 

under the name of Earliest 
Ever. This name was dis- 
couraged, however, because 
there are other smaller eared 
types, such as Malcolm and 
Pickaninny, that are slightly 
earlier. Webster's dictionary 
gives the dehnition of van- 
guard as "the troops which 
march in front of an army; 
the van." It is well named, 
for Vanguard leads the whole 
procession to the market and 
takes a large part of the early 
money. It will mature the 
same week as Early Adams, 
an extra early field type. The 
buying i)ul)lic, however, long 
ago tired of eating horse corn, 
and if \ ou think they will still 
pay for horse corn when sweet 
corn is available just try it. 
If you do not know Vanguard 
we urge that you give it a 
prominent place in your 
operations this coming season. 
It is a sweet corn of great 
importance. We do not offer 
this variety in Canada. 



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LORD'S GOLDEN AGE 

A new and extra early corn of the Golden Bantam type 



Days to maturity, 60. This is our second year of offering Lord's 
Golden Age, a Corn which matures at least ten days earlier than Golden 
Bantam. For sometime horticulturists have been trying to improve the 
already fine Golden Bantam. The earlier work was to develop a larger 
ear, and the later work was to develop a quicker maturing ear. As a 
result the Golden Bantam family has grown in the most interesting way. 

Within the last year or so Golden Sunshine, Extra Early Golden 
Bantam. The Burpee, Gill's Golden Early Market, etc., have been 
.offered. Before accepting any of these we made a thorough survey of 
the entire situation and through the very kind assistance of Prof. A. E. 
Wilkinson and the Connecticut Experiment Station we have been able 
to secure stock seed of an entirely new variety as developed by Mr. 
James E. Lord of Stonington, Conn. For twelve years Mr. Lord has 
refused to let this seed go out of his possession, but at the urging of 
the Experiment Station men he realized that he had something of great 



value for the Corn growers of his state. Mr. Lord has now agreed to 
let it out for public distribution. We believe we are the first seed firm 
to offer it commercially. 

Lord's Golden Age is fully 12 days earlier than Golden Bantam. 
This in itself is an iinportant fact. The outstanding feature of Golden 
Age over similar types is the fact that it is fully 25% more productive 
than any of them. In addition to greater productivity, there is distinctly 
more foliage on the Golden Age which, of course, is a decided advantage. 
The ear itself averages from 6 to 7 inches which is equal to Golden 
Sunshine and which is an inch longer than Extra Early Golden Bantam 
or The Burpee. The number of rows varies between 8 and 12. The 
eating quality we should say is superior to any -of its immediate com- 
petitors. The blood of this strain contains some Dighton and some 
Golden Bantam. The dry seed has a reddish tinge, but the marketable 
Corn is a bright golden yellow. We do not offer this variety in Canada. 



GOLDEN BANTAM 



Days to maturity, 70. The public long ago discounted the small 
size ear of the Golden Bantam in favor of its well-known flavor. If all 
Corn sold under the name of Sweet Corn were as sweet as Golden Bantam 
we predict that the consumption of Corn would double at once. Bantam 



is very high in sugar content, and the kernels are very tender, especially 
when young. Many persons prefer the convenient size of the Bantam 
ear to the giant size of the Evergreen types. Golden Bantam will aver- 
age six or seven inches in length. We retain the original eight row type 



LONG ISLAND BEAUTY 



Days to maturity, 85. The important money that has been made 
in sugar Corn seems to have been with the extra early varieties and 
with the extremely late varieties. Because of the tremendously heavy 
yielding qualities of Long Island Beauty it has come to be recognized 
as one of the most profitable varieties. It is a very late maturing Corn 



with an immense ear, often 12 inches in length and containing from 
16 to 18 rows. The stalk is between 7 and 8 feet high. Long Island 
Beauty will mature even later than the well-known Stowell's Evergreen. 
Because of the characteristics noted it warrants the serious considera- 
tion of any large grower. We do not offer this variety in Canada. 





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STOKES SEEDS 




ESCAROLE 

Deep Heart or Special No. Z 

Days to niaturit\-, <^(>-UM). This new variet>- which is pictured al>ove 
in the boxes of the Dutch Market C'.arrlener is becoming increasingly 
popular with the American growers. As its name indicates Deep Heart 



forms a much (lee^)er center gr 



This photograph of a ba 



hich is practically self-blanching, 
id which is pro\"ing \cr\- fwpular with all growers who have tried it. 
This is especially true in the important Sanford, Florida district where 
Escarole has proven a profitable crop. .\ny market gardener who is 
looking for an improved type of Batavian Escarole should make at least 
part of his planting in Deep Heart. We do not offer this variety in 
Canada. 

BROAD-LEAVED BATAVIAN 

Days to maturity. 90-100. This is an excellent stock of the standard 
Broad-Leaved Batavian variet> . The leaves are large and broad and 
blanch quite easily if tied. The heads will average about 15 inches in 
diameter. There is a broadening market for all kinds of Greens and the 
growers of Escarole. especially in Florida, are finding that it is a profitable 
shipping crop. It is prepared very much like spinach and also used as a 
flavoring for soups and stews. 



KOHL-RABI 

EARLY WHITE VIENNA 

Days to maturity. 50. This well-known European 
strain may be used either for forcing or for field cultiva- 
tion. The color is a beautiful light green and the bulb 
will reach an unusuall>- large size. It should be pulled for 
the table when about 2 inches in diameter. In form. 
Kohl-Rabi is one of the widest vegetables under cultiva- 
tion. It is like a turnip produced on a cabbage root. The 
flesh of the thickened stem is more delicate both in texture 
and in flavor than turnip. It is a vegetable deserving of 
more general use. 



ENDIVE 

GREEN CURLED 

Days to maturity, 100. This is sometimes called 
Mammoth Green Curled. The rosette head will average 
15 inches across. It is of a rich dark green color, finely 
cut and div ided. The center blanches easily to a rich 
yellow gold. Our stock has proven to be a very true one 
and has been praised by many market gardeners. 

Endive is usually used late in the Fall although it may 
be grown at any season of the year. For perfect blanching 
the outer leaves should be tied. 



THIS BUSINESS OF OURS 

Our devotion to our job is planted deep in its creative possibilities. .Always we are working for next year's harvest, 
or the year after. There is. of course, beauty in our X'anguard or Marglobe fields. There is a satisfaction in work well 
done, — in exacting detail accomplished. We even admit to a feeling of assurance when our warehouse is filled with the 
harvest. But the real joy of our job is in the knowledge that here under our roof-tree we hold something of life. Here 
for the asking, you may have "fields green as a prophet's banner." brought to you from under Italian skies. Here in 
a dusty cotton bag is a latent force that will fill you a train load of tomatoes from the Kio ( '.r,iii<lc. or w ill b.illast a coaster 
from the Islands. There is gre.it inherent .strength even in a [)ile of tomato dees. F. C. S. 

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Early While Vienna Kohl Rabi". 



MUSTARD 

SOUTHERN GIANT CURLED 

This is verj' largely a Southern vegetable. Our stock is a 
particularly fine one, the leaves being crumpled almost like a 
head of lettuce. In the Southern states the seed is sown in the 
Autumn and the young plants in the Spring are used as a salad. 
The variety is vigorous, hardy and of good quality. We do not 
oflfer this variety in Canada. 

CHINESE BROAD-LEAVED 

An excellent and entirely distinct type of Mustard, making a 
much larger growth than the Curled type and remaining in table 
condition for a long time. Its quick, almost rank growth, 
insures tenderness, mildness and freedom from bitter flavor. We 
do not offer this variety in Canada. 




STOKES SEEDS 




The above photograph shows a portion of our Winter Proving Grounds in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. 
It is our practice to maintain a Testing Laboratory and Proving (jrounds at each one of our branches. The 
above trial plots at Weslaco, Texas are particularly valuable for the reason that we are able to secure mid- 
winter trials of our newly received stocks. We thus are enabled to make immediate trial samples of all 
incoming lots of seed as they arrive from our growing stations in various parts of the world, — a factor of 
inestimable value to all of our customers. 

FENNEL or ANISE 

An Italian vegetable now well-known in the American trade. It is a native of Southern Europe. An 
easily cultivated annual. Matures quickly. Seed should be sown early in the Spring in rich, well-prepared 
soil, thinning to 10 inches apart in the row. The plant should be earthed up when half grown and treated 
more or less like celery which it resembles in its lower growth. This vegetable has a place of considerable 
prominence on the large markets catering to the trade of Europeans. Our Mr. F. C. Stokes made a thorough 
inquiry into Fennel stocks when recently in Italy. The seed we offer is of a very high quality. 

GEORGIA COLLARDS 

Days to maturity, 80. A vegetable of the genus Brassica and resembling kale more than any other of that 
family. It has never been adopted in a large way in the North, but in the South for greens it has been in 
large demand. The plant will grow from two to four feet high, forming no heads but the central leaves often 
form a loose rosette. As far south as the Orange Belt they are usually started in February or March and 
the plants may then mature before the hot summer days. Farther north they are started in July or August 
and the plants are ready for use before cold weather. We do not offer this variety in Canada. 

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STOKES SEEDS LETTUCE 




Gre<-n-Leaved BiR Boston or White B<vsluii 

TO ASSURE HIGH GERMINATION OF LETTUCE 

We check ver>' carefully the germination of our lettuce seed by tests at thirty (I.in intervals However 
it is difficult to sprout lettuce seed at high temperatures. For this reason when planteil durinfj the warmer 
months in the Southern states we recominend the following procedure: (Oxer the seed with c(jol water 
and allow to soak for half an hour. Pour off all excess water, wrap the nu)i>i seed in oiled paper or news- 
paper, and place in coldest part of refrigerator or ice bo.x for 24 to M) hours. Sjjread out seer! for short time 
to dry, and mix with dr^' sand for even distribution when sowing in seed bed. Kvening sowing preferred 
to morning. 



GREEN-LEAVED BIG BOSTON OR 
WHITE BOSTON 

Days to maturity, 75-80. This variety is of great imjiortancf 
to our trade. At the present time we are selling about three 
times as much C.reen-Lea\ed Big Boston as of the Big Boston 
type. W e consider both stocks to be equally pure, but the choice 
is definitely leaning toward the Green-I^ea\ed type. We go to a 
good deal of expense to have the ver>- finest selection made of 
this stock which we look upon as being a \ery fine selection 
of the Unrivalled Type. E\er\ precaution has been taken to 
insure the purit\ of our strain. Its brilliant green market appear- 
ance is no doubt responsible for the consistently high price it 
commands on the market, (".rowers large and small can place 
the greatest confidence in it. We know of no finer strain. 



BIG BOSTON 

Days to maturit\-, 7.S-f<(). We do not concede that there is a 
finer stock of Big Boston available. ( irowers w ho are looking 
for the very best iieerl go no larthcr for wt ha\e been unable to 
find a superior stock, and we ha\e searched lar. Big Boston is 
well-known as an earl>-. hardy Lettuce, staiiding long-distant 
shipments. The he;id is brittle and butter\ and of good table 
quality. Big Boston will prove a \ er\- sure anfl solid-heading sort. 



ROMAINE OR TRIANON COS 

Days to maturity, 75-80. We consider this to be the most 
satisfactory type of Komaine available. Some of our customers 
plant it over large areas. We ofTer this stock as a uniform type 
of Cos Lettuce which will give satisfaction under all general 
conditions. It will form compact, well-blanched, firm heads, 
round at the top. The outside color is a rich dark green and the 
inside a beautifull\ blanched golden white. It is crisp and sweet. 
This type of Cos is less likely to blast than some of the lighter 
colored ones. 



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STOKES SEEDS 



NEW YORK 



Days to maturity, 80-90. The strain we offer is the true New York. The largest 
growers can place entire dependence on this stock. It is as uniformly pure as anything 
we offer and furthermore has the added advantage of developing an enfolding leaf 
over the top of the head which adds greatly to its shipping qualities. Any Lettuce 
grower who desires to make a trial planting of this stock will be sent a substantial 
planting sample without charge. It will take but one trial to convince anyone that 
this is a very superior stock. It has proven so in all of the Lettuce growing districts 
of California, Arizona and the Rocky Mountain States as well as in the various districts 
in the Eastern States where it is finding an increasing acreage every year. If you 
want one of the finest strains of New York Lettuce now known you cannot do better 
than to order this one. 



ICEBERG 

Days to maturity, 75-80. A variety of European origin, introduced into this 
country under the name of Iceberg by Burpee in 1894. Apparently, it is a selection 
of the dark-green type of Marblehead Mammoth and India Head, the latter being a 
very old sort. Except that it is smaller and lighter in color, it is very much like Hanson. 
It is a very crisp variety, loose cabbage heading, late and very slow to shoot to seed. 
The head is extremely hard and well blanched, the leaves very completely and tightly 
overlapping each other. The color is light green, exceptingjor the faint brown tinge 
along the extreme border. It is never spotted and the inner head leaves never colored. 
The quality is good, crisp and firm, very sweet but not buttery in flavor. Iceberg 
will hold twenty-one days before shooting to seed. Seeds large and white. 



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New York Lettuce. 
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STOKES SEEDS 



MUSKMELON 




Bender Surprise requires heavj- feeding, but the individual melons sell (or a high figure. 

ABBOTT PEERLESS PEARL 

Days to maturit> . 80-95. This Melon has found an unusual reception among all grow- 
ers because of its ver\' decided resistance to disease and to downy mildew — it being much 
more resistant than Hale's Best and other good types. It has already made many friends 
in New Jersey and on the Del-Mar-\ a Peninsula 

Abbott's Peerless Pearl, grown for us by the originator of the variet\ , has a tough pearl- 
gray rind, completely covered with a heavy white netting. The heaviness of this netting 
is one of the outstanding features of the variety. The flesh is a deep pink with a small 
pea-green streak ne.xt to the rind. It has a ver\ small seed cavity which is filled with 
paper-white seed. The seed is distinctly smaller than that of most Cantaloupes. There 
are at least -l-O' f more seed per pound than any variety we know of. The flesh is firm, and 
the flavor is most delicious. The shipping qualities of the Melon are unsurpassed, and 
the selling qualities equally good. Growers are warned, however, that the seed of this 
variety is more delicate than others, and must be handled with greater care. We do not 
offer this variety in Canada. 

For prices please refer to inside front cover 



BENDER SURPRISE 



Days to maturity. 80-95. We have come to look on The Bender Melon as one 
of the most valuable on the list. Our stock has proven an unusually fine one, and 
although some customers have apparently not learned the knack of growing a 
good Bender, many others are making huge profits from it. Because of its size 
(it will run from 8 to 10 inches in diameter and weigh from 8 to 14 pounds) it takes 
unusually heavy fertilization. 

We would define The Bender as a distinctly individual Melon in contrast to 
the basket type. Bender is a highly flavored, round Melon with deep orange flesh 
and of a delicious, melting texture when fully ripe. It is usually started under 
glass, in pots or in bands and transplanted. In the latitude of Philadelphia, seed 
planted about May 25th will mature Melons about August 20th, 

The Mde Farm, Sufiield, Conn., has had unusual success with our Bender now 
for the last three years. They market them for from $1.00 to $1.50 per Melon by 
the truck-load. This figure can be verified. These retail at about 28 cents per 
t>ound. As usual, our seed has been grown privately for us in Colorado and has 
been inspected by an officer of our firm. Our stock is very highly recommended. 




Our Mr. Lehman examines Peerless Pearl on an inspection trip to Colorado. 



H. B. or HALE BEST 



Days to maturity, 70-85. Hale's Best, sometimes spoken of as Early Im- 
perial, because it will give you a ten-day leeway over your neighboring 
competition, will no doubt be your most profitable Cantaloupe. It is ten 
days earlier than other Rocky Ford types, and brings the high prices. We 
deserve success only in proportion as our custoiners' interests are served. If 
you are a grower and shipper of Cantaloupes, we can give you no better ad- 
vice than to plant Hale's Best on a large acreage this year. The Imperial 
Valley Cantaloupe growers, the keenest group of men in the industry, have 
been growing an increasingly large acreage of it for the past four years. 
Last season saw approximately 20,000 acres planted to Hale's Best in Cali- 
fornia, with a very decided falling off in its favor of the well-known 10-25, 
the Cantaloupe that made the Imperial Valley famous. Our stock of Hale's 
Best has been grown privately for us in Colorado, has been inspected by an 
officer of the firm and has been found to be of first quality in every respect. 
Our type purity figure of 91% must not be misleading. Hale's Best is not 
a perfectly uniform melon. The trade recognizes this fact, and even with 
this slight variation in size, it so far outsells other varieties that one hears no 
complaining. 




STOKES SEEDS 




The Hale Best Muskmclon is popular because of its early maturity 



HEARTS OF GOLD 

Days to maturity, 85-100. Hearts of Gold, or Improved Hoodoo, was first developed by 
the late Roland Morrill, a successful Michigan Melon-grower, and in the early years it was 
distinctly a Michigan Melon. It has now found wide favor in all districts, including the 
famous Imperial Valley of California, from which point hundreds of carloads of Hearts of 
Gold are now shipped. Mr. Morrill claimed this to be the result of an accidental cross 
between Osage and Netted Gem. It combines the golden flesh of Osage with the heavy 
netting and thin rind of the Netted Gem, and it is about 25 per cent larger than the standard 
Rocky Ford type. In the eastern part of the country. Hearts of Gold has shown a decided 
resistance to rust. We have checked this factor in our own trials. We can also say that 
Hearts of Gold is more hardy and withstands heavier frosts than other varieties. 



FORDHOOK 

Days to maturity, 90-95. This orange-fleshed melon has been on the market twenty 
years and in that time has been a great money maker for the growers. It is in special favor 
in New Jersey. The size will average 5 inches across and 3 ^ inches from top to bottom. 
The flesh is solid, of delightful flavor and holds firm for some days after maturity. We do 
not recommend Fordhook as a shipping variety, but it will prove profitable and thoroughly 
satisfactory on the local markets. We do not offer this variety in Canada. 



please refer to inside front cover 



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STOKES SEEDS 



WATERMELON 



WEATHERFORD WATSON 

The highest development of the famous Tom Watson melon 

Days to maturity, 115-130. This famous Weatherford strain, secured directly from 
the justly famous Weatherford Texas watermelon district, represents the finest breeding 
work we know of on the Tom Watson strain. The outstanding features of this melon 
are its brilliant red interior combined with uniformity of size and shape. We consider 
it to be one of the very finest commercial stocks of shipping watermelon under cultiva- 
tion. As a carload melon we know of no finer stock than this one. The length will 
average from 18 to 24 inches, the diameter from 10 to 12 inches. These melons have 
been known to run up to 50 px)unds in weight. The rind is strong enough to with- 
stand any long distance handling. To melon growers who are looking for a new start 
on their seed supply we recommend Weatherford Watson without qualification. We 
do not offer this variety in Canada. 




STONE MOUNTAIN 

A new variety of superlative quality 

Days to maturit\ , 110. -Stone Mountain is a comparatively 
new introduction from (leorgia. One of its outstanding features 
is its superb flavor. As noted in the illustration. Stone Mountain 
attains a large size, is nearly round, and has a rich deep green 
rind. The color of the flesh is a brilliant red. The rind is not 
as thick as our Weatherford Watson, but it is heavy enough to 
hold up under local shipment. .Stone Mountain is a shy seeder 
hut is very prolific and is recommended to all melon growers 
who are interested in the above qualifications. We do not offer 
this variety in Canada. 



Wealherlord V, . 



For prices please refer to inside front cover 

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KLECKLEY SWEET 

Days to maturity, 120. For high flavor and fine flesh quality, 
Kleckley Sweet has stood in a class of its own for thirty years. 
It is a long melon, very much the shape of Weatherford Watson. 
Its thin rind will not permit long distance shipment, but for 
local market sale and for roadside stands Kleckley Sweet will 
prove very desirable. The rind is a deep green. The flesh a 
bright scarlet. We do not offer this variety in Canada. 



OKRA 



PERKINS' MAMMOTH 

Days to maturity, 60-70. A pure bred, certified stock 
of this well-known long green podded Okra. The plant 
will grow to a height of 4 to 5 feet and is very pro- 
ductive. 



DWARF GREEN LONG POD 

Days to maturity, 60-70. This also is a certified 
stock of equally pure type to the Perkin's, but having 
a dwarf type of bush. It will be found a very valuable 
tock. 



TALL GREEN SHORT POD 

Days to maturity, 60-70. A certified stock of 
great purity. The plant will grow to a height 
of from 4 to 5 ft., bearing short pods of very 
high quality. 



WHITE VELVET 

Days to maturity, 55-65. This is a special 
stock of White Velvet secured from the lower 
Rio Grande Valley. The above illustration indi- 
cates the type of growth. This strain will prove 
very prolific. The name "White Velvet" is 
perhaps misleading. The pods are in reality a 
light emerald green. 

We do not offer Okra in Canada. 



PARSNIP 

HOLLOW GROWN 

Days to maturity, 130. A variety known in 
this country for over half a century. A variety 
in very genera! use for table purposes or for stock feed. The root will attain a length 
of from 8 to 10 inches. The color is pure white, uniformly smooth and of excellent 
quality. The name. Hollow Crown, is derived from the depression, out of which the 
leaves grow, at the crown of the root. For the best results, care should be taken in 
the preparation of the soil, so that it may be loosened to a depth of about 10 inches. 




STOKES SEEDS 

PARSLEY 



HAMBURG TURNIP ROOTED 

Days to maturity, 80-90. No doubt this variety originated in Northern Europe. 
It has been grown in this country for about one hundred years, Sinclair and Moor^ 
having offered it in 1826. The root is the edible part of this variety resembling in 
color and shape the root of the 
parsnip. The leaves are very 
similar to those of plain parsley, . 
and are especially desirable for 
flavoring and drying. The roots 
may be stored for Winter use 
very profitably. This is hot a 
garnishing variety, but for the 
purpose desired Hamburg is a 
very valuable sort. 

Cham- 
pion 
Moss 

Curled 

Days to ma- 
turity, 55-60. 
Knowninthis 
country at 
least from the 
time of Min- 
ton Collins in 
1793 as Cur- 
led Parsley. 
The other 
prefixes have 
apparently 
been added 

during the last thirty or forty 
years. This variety grows to a 
height of about eight inches. The 
color is a rich dark green and the 
leaves are very finely cut. The 
compact curled leaves are excel- 
lent for garnishing, and, although 
sometimes used for flavoring, we 
do not recommend them for this 
purpose as highl}*as either Ham- 
burg Turnip Rotted or Plain. 
For all general purposes, how- 
ever, Champion Moss Curled is, 
perhaps, the leading variety. 




For prices please 
refer to inside 
front cover 



STOKES SEEDS MOUNTAIN DANVERS ONION 



The earliest maturing, best keeping onion of the Yellow Danvers type 



Days to maturity, 100. This is the fourth year we have offered Mountain Danvers. 
and each season we are more enthusiastic over its great qualities, for it has proven 
its way under almost all conditions including Ontario, the muck sections of northern 
New York, the onion growers of New Jersey, in Florida and in Texas. If you have 
never tried our strain of Mountain Danvers we urge that you do so without another 
year's delay. This strain is grown privately for us on the Western slope of the Rocky 
Mountains' at an elevation of 5,000 feet and has established itself firmly with thf 
large commercial growers. The fact that it will mature a hard, uniform bulb fulK 
ten davs ahead of Yellow Globe Danvers is of great importance to those who seek 



to take ad\antage of the early markets or who have at times lost a part of the crop 
on a short season. The factor of earliness in Mountain Danvers is partly due to the 
high altitude and partly due to the fifteen years of careful selection by our grower. 
The illustration on this page gives a definite idea of the type which is a medium globe. 
Mountain Danvers has been saved from selected bulbs which were grown definitely 
for seed purposes. This is in no sense by-product seed and must not be confused 
with such stock that can be sold at much cheaper prices. Our strain shows a high 
purit> both in type and color. 

For prices please refer to inside front cover 




WHITE PORTUGAL OR 
SILVERSKIN 

Days to maturity, 100. This is an exceptionally pure 
stock of the Silverskin type. Its mild flavor and clear 
white skin will make it a general favorite. The bulb will 
develop to about 3 inches in diameter with a depth of 1 ) 2 
inches. It is the mildest Onion we offer and is a favorite 
for pickling and for bunch green Onions when young. It 
is perhaps the best keeper of the White Onions and for 
Fall and early Winter use it is particularly recommended. 



YELLOW BERMUDA 

Days to maturit>. U.S. Every year we are selling larger 
quantities of Yellow Bermuda onion, a fact which is no doubt 
accounted for by the great care we exercise in securing seed 
of the greatest color purit\ and of the highest germination. 
.Although Yellow Bermuda is sometimes called White Ber 
muda, it is in fact a straw -colored onion. Our see.l is imported 
directly from Santa Cruz dr Tenr-riffc. Canary Islands. Wc 
do not offer this \ariet\ in Caii.id.. 

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CRYSTAL WAX 

Days to maturity, 11.^. This is a pure white 
onion' of the fiat Bermuda type. This stock is 
also imported from Santa Cruz de TenerifTe. 
Canary Islands and can be thoroughly relied 
upon by Texas and other growers. We do not 
offer this \-ariet\- in Canada 



STOKES SEEDS 



SWEET SPANISH^RIVERSIDE 

Days to maturity, 115. This excellent Riverside strain of Sweet Spanish has 
made a lot of money for our customers in the past two seasons. It is a superlative 
development of the well-known Spanish variety, Gigantic Gibraltar, and is very 
similar to Valencia and Denia. We take special pride in this strain of Sweet 
Spanish because of its beautiful appearance, its uniform globe shape (the flat 
tendency has been eliminated) because of its bright golden color. We have found 
that many strains of the competition are much darker and flatter. 

The Sweet Spanish onion is now grown over large areas in the Southwest and 
is recommended for more general use. It is one of the most attractive onions on 
the market and has an extremely mild flavor. Its shipping and keeping qualities 
make it a great favorite in commercial centers. It will ripen down very evenly. 
Yields have been reported as high as 50 tons per acre. 





Our Riverside Strain of Sweet 
Spanish is a pure globe onion of 
brilliant golden color 



EARLY WHITE BARLETTA 

Days to maturity, 65. We are selling increasingly large quantities of tinis fine 
strain of pickling onion, and customers can depend on the purity of our stock. Early 
White Barletta is the favorite early variety for pickling purposes, developing in 
about two months' time Onions from 1 to 1^ inches in diameter, flattened at the 
top and rounded at the bottom. The color is an attractive wax white, and it is a 
good keeper. We import this stock directly from Italy and can recommend it as 
being a superior strain. 

For prices please refer to inside front cover 



White Barletta Onion was highly praised by our customers this past season 



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STOKES SEEDS 




PEPPER 



CALIFORNIA WONDER 

This variety has reached a position of first importance 

Days to maturity, 130-150. Rarely has it been our privilege to watch the popularity of a new 
\ariety march to the foremost position as has California Wonder. Orowers who so far are not 
acquainted with the variety are urged to give it a place in their operations this year. The illustra- 
tions on this page give a very fair idea of the appearance of this psppar. What they fail to give 
is a true conception of the flesh wall which is responsible for the unusual weight. The flesh is of 
ver\- high quality, being absolutely sweet and crisp. The color is a rich, dark green in the early 
stages, turning to a brilliant crimson. 

In maturity, California Wonder is main season, being about comparable to World Beater and 
Peppers of that tyf>e. The plant is a heavy producer, often bearing 6 or 8 large fruits at one time. 
Because of the firmness of the wall, (it develops a thickness of from % to inches), it has proven 
to be a wonderful shipping variety. It packs well, the skin is smoath and glossy and will not 
wilt uneler long distance handling. We belie\e California Wonder is a distinct addition to our 
list and we want you to try it. .Average weight of the fruit from 9 to 10 ounces. 



California Wonder. The heaviest Pepper under cultivation 



HARRIS EARLY GIANT 

Days to maturit> , 105-125. While this is not the earliest known variety, we consider 
that it is the earliest maturing Pepper of any commercial importance. It is comparable 
in size and general appearance to the older Giant Crimson, but is much earlier and more 
prolific and bears fruit which has thicker walls. Harris Early Giant is especially recom- 
mended to the more Northerly districts where the later varieties sometimes do not mature. 

The medium height vine produces vigorously when properly fed. The fruits, however, 
are not as large as World Beater or Ruby King and we do not recommend the variety to 
customers in the more Southerly districts. .Although its usefulness is thus limited, in its 
place Harris Early Giant is a very valuable sort. The flesh is mild in flavor. 

For prices please refer to inside front cover 
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California Wonder is a prolific bearc 



WORLD BEATER 

Days to maturity, 120-140. This well-known 
pepper has been very profitable to pepper 
growers for the last decade. Having originated 
in New Jersey, its reputation is now country- 
wide. In size it will develop to a length of 
about 5 inches and a diameter of 3 inches. It is 
mild and sweet, turning from a rich, dark green 
to a brilliant red. This pepper is now produced 
in carload quantities in many of our southern 
states. 




STOKES SEEDS 



RUBY KING 

Days to maturity, 110-135. This pepper 
develops approximately ten days earlier than 
World Beater and for that reason shares an 
important place with that variety in commercial 
culture. Ruby King for nearly half a century has been one of the outstanding varieties of peppe 
in this country. Its continued success is due to the fact that the greatest care has been exercise( 
in seed selection, making it a uniformly pure stock which is remarkably prolific and of com 
paratively early maturity. The strain of Ruby Kihg which we offer will prove to be a thoroughly 
satisfactory one from every point of view. 



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STOKES SEEDS 



PEAS 




Thomas Laxton Peas. 



WORLD'S RECORD 



THOMAS LAXTON 

Days to maturit\-. 55-60. This Pea was orginated at Bedford, 
England and named for the originator, a noted English Horticulturist. 
For over twenty years it has been and still is one of the standard com- 
mercial sorts. It is more hardy and slightly earlier than Gradus and 
under ordinary conditions is a heavier yielder. The pods are about the 
size of that variety, but they are blunt-ended. They will reach a length 
of about 334 inches. As noted in the illustration, they are straight, in- 
clined toward roundness and are well filled. The vine grows to a height 
of 30 inches. Our stock is commended to the use of all growers. The 
seed is large, cream color, blended with pale green and wrinkled. 

LAXTON'S PROGRESS 

Days to maturity, 55-60. We consider this to be the most advanced 
development of the well-known dwarf Laxtonian type. This Pea is very 
similar to Laxtonian except that the pod is slightly longer and darker in 
color. It will also mature about four days earlier than Laxtonian, Blue 
Bantam or Hundred Fold. Laxton's Progress needs no brushing for the 
vines grow only to a height of 15 inches. It is a prolific bearer and the 
handsome appearance of the rich, dark green pods will find a ready sale. 
One characteristic of the variety is that the pods are inclined to bear 
more abundantly along the top of the vine, thus making it easy to pick 
and heavy yielding. The seed is lighl-cream color, tinged with pale 
green, large and wrinkled. 



Days to maturity, 53-58. This improved type of (iradus seems to be 
reasonably immune to pea root rot. — a disease which has caused very 
heavy losses of recent years, especially in the Atlantic Seaboard states. 
World's Record grows to a height of about 2 feet, being slightly more 
dwarf than Gradus. It is also three or four days earlier in reaching the 
market stage. The four inch pod is broad, pointed and well filled 
with from seven to nine large size peas of e.vceptional quality. \Vc 
recommend World's Record as a profitable variety. We do not ofTer 
this variety in Canada. 

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4 36 



LITTLE MARVEL 

Days to maturity, 60. The vines of this variety will grow to a height 
of fifteen inches, producing pods tw(j and three-quarters to three inches 
in length. This variety resembles the Nott's Excelsior in vines, habit of 
growth and quality. The pods are considerably longer, very often being 
produced in pairs. They are straight, slightly broader than Nott's 
Excelsior, but not so broad as .Sutton's Excelsior. It is a highly recom- 
mended variety for home garden purposes. The seed is green, wrinkled 
and of medium size. 



STOKES SEEDS 



SQUASH 



COCOZELLE 



Days to maturity, 70. The importance of this vegetable has increased enormously during the past 
decade. In Florida alone the commercial acreage of this Italian vegetable marrow has assumed a place 
of considerable importance, both for shipment North and for home consumption. The vines of Cocozelle 
are of a bushy habit, producing large elongated fruits. These develop to a length of about 12 inches, 
but they are best for table use when about 6 or 8 inches long. The early color is a dark green, but as 
they mature they become mottled with yellow and lighter green in stripes. 



GREEN HUBBARD 



Days to maturity, 125. Introduced by Gregory in 1856. This is perhaps the best known of the wintei 
squashes. The vines are of vigorous, trailing growth, bearing large, oval fruits of a rich, dark greer 
color. They are usually slightly curved at the stem end. Its flesh is fine grained and tender. Hubbarc 
is one of the best keeping varieties on the market. For nearly a century this famous squash has been j 
favorite, especially in the New England States where it is still very largely grown regardless of some ol 
the later introductions. Our strain may be looked upon as a very fine one in every way. 



EARLY WHITE BUSH 

Days to maturity, 60. Wc offer this as 
the finest development of the Early White 
Bush Scallop, sometimes known as "Patty 
Pan." This strain has been developed for 
its pure white top. It is a distinct improve- 
ment over the usual commercial stocks of 
White Bush, for all of the tendency to 
remain green around the enJ has been 
eliminated. The fruits will average 8 to 10 
inches in diameter. White Bush is dis- 
tinctly a Summer Squash and as such 
should be gathered for use in its immature 
stage. Growers will find this particular 
strain to be of outstanding purity. We do 
not offer this variety in Canada. 




The Cocozelle Squash is becoming increasingly popular in the United States 



GOLDEN SUMMER CROOKNECK 

Days to maturity, 70. Listed by Ferry as early as 1871. This is perhaps the best flavored Squash in 
the entire list and a sure vigorous producer. It is usually able to repel the attacks of the striped beetle 
and the squash bug. Our stock of this variety is the true Crookneck. The color is a rich golden yellow 



TABLE QUEEN OR DES MOINES 

Days to maturity, 60. This new introduction is winning considerable popularity on account of its 
convenient size and its table quality. Table Queen is only about 6 inches long. It is deeply ridged. 
The color is a green-black. Despite the size of the fruit the vines are so prolific that the total weight of 
the crop is about comparable to the larger sorts. The flesh is fine-grained and may be used for pies or 
may be baked. The distinct advantage of Table Queen is that one fruit is just large enough to serve 
two persons. The flavor is remarkably fine. When baked it cooks completely to the shell which is as 
thin as a pumpkin shell, but much tougher. For this reason we are of the opinion that it will make 
an excellent shipping Squash and will find a ready sale once the public becomes acquainted with it. 
We do not offer this variety in Canada. 



BOSTON MARROW 

Days to maturity, 125. A very old variety listed by B. K. Bliss in 1860. Boston Marrow is, perhaps 
grown more by the general farmer than any other variety. It is bright orange color, oval shaped am 
of very good quality for pies and canning purposes. The flesh is tender, fine grained and of excellen 
flavor. The sturdy vines are very productive. The hard rind of Boston Marrow makes it not only ai 
excellent squash for winter keeping, but gives it special merit as a shipping sort. Unquestionably th< 
best known and most popular squash. 

PUMPKIN 

ORANGE WINTER LUXURY 

The name Winter Luxury was given this pumpkin by Johnson and Stokes in 1893. This special orang 
strain has been developed by Gill Brothers, and we offer it as superior to the older strain because of it 
more attractive appearance. The skin is a bright orange, comparatively smooth, and covered with 
very light grey netting. The flesh is tender and has all the desirable cooking qujilities. 



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STOKES SEEDS 



BLOOMSDALE SAVOY— RESELECTED 

A superlatively fine stock of the well-known Bloomsdale Spinach 



Days lo maiunu , 40-45. Large spinach growers have complimented 
us very highly on this strain of Bloomsdale. Kach year we are selling; 
immense quantities of this strain and we ofler it with every assurance 
that it will give complete satisfaction It will be noted that this stock 



IS perhaps hve days earlier m matuni\ than Long-Siandin^. S.ivox 
Spinach was named and introduced 1)\ Landreth 100 year> a^n. Tlu 
word Bloomsdale was added aboui 1874 after thf variei\ had been 
greatly improved It has sometimes been called .Norfolk Savox . 




LONG-STANDING BLOOMSDALE 

This strain holds in market condition 
ten days before shooting to seed 

ofler lhi> now 



This photograpli is representative of both tlir 
Bloomsdale and Virginia Savoy types of Spinach 
The leaves are rounded at the end and are splendidh 
crumpled 



10 u. 14 



\\ hen 
make 



Days to malurilx . 45-50. W't 
for the fifth consecutive season li is ion^ pa>i 
the experimental stage. The bu t th<n ihi^ will 
stand in marketable coiuiiuon from 
da\s longer belore 
seed is an iinalu.i 
especialK ai lilne^ 
seems impossible l 
complete cutting of <m acreagt 
or when the market is un- 
favorable. Long-.Slandinj; 
Bloomsdale nia\ be slightK 
later, tw(j or three tla\s, than 
Bloomsdale in attaining the 
same maturity, but that factor 
can be readiK adjusted. \\ c 
recommend Long-Standing 
Bloomsdale for at least one- 
half (ii anyone's Spring or 
Fall acreage In general ap 
pea ranee Lon g -St a nd i ii g 
Bloomsdale is preciseK the 
same as our Bloomsd.di 
.Savo\'. The leaves are in- 
tensely crumpled and blistered 
and free from pointed enfb 
The color is a deep. glos^\ 
green . 



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GIANT-LEAVED NOBEL 

Days to maturity, 50-55. The growing importance of 
this variety is every impressed more firmly on us. Our 
volume of sales on Giant-Leaved Nobel have now 
assumed very large proportions. Our trade has dis- 
covered that it is by far the best of the so-called smooth- 
leaved sorts — it having completely eliminated Thick- 
Leaved Virofllay, Broad-Leaved Flanders, etc. Its points 
of superiority are its enormous size as will be noted in 
photograph, together with its extremely long-standing 
habit. 

At the present time some of the larger markets still 
insist on having nothing but the savoy-leaf type. This 
prejudice, however, is rapidly disappearing, and, because 
of enormous tonnage per acre possible in Giant-Leaved 
Nobel, it is proving to be one of the most profitable 
varieties that can be grown. Canners have taken a 
particular liking to it because of the bright green color \ 
and the cooking quality of the leaf (it is easily cleaned), . 
the large acre yield, and, what is very important, its y 
long-standing habit. Those who do not know it will do 
well to become thoroughly acquainted this coming 
season. 

VIRGINIA SAVOY 

This blight resistant strain is especially recommended for 
August and September planting 

Days to maturity, 40-45. There are two outstanding advantages to 
Virginia Savoy. First of all, its resistance to blight, spinach "yellows," 
or mosaic, — a disease which is now quite general during the fall of the 
year in certain eastern States. The other feature of Virginia Savoy is 
its resistance to low temperatures, — this factor having been developed 
by injecting the blood of the wild Manchurian Dandelion. Since it 
was first introduced by the Virginia Truck Experiment Station Virginia 
Savoy now has been developed into an absolutely pure savoy type. 
Because it is composed of some 70 per cent male plants, it will quickly 
run to seed in warm weather and we do not recommend that it be 
planted in the latitude of Pennsylvania until after August 20th. We 
would discourage it for Spring planting when ordinarily the ravages of 
Spinach yellows are not severe. Our particular stock is ideally shown 
in the accompanying photograph. 



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STOKES SEEDS 




NE^V ZEALAND (Tetragonla expansa) 

Days to maturity, 60. The origin of this plant is New Zealand, hence its nam 
It is not strictly of the spinach family. As a sort which will thrive in hot weath 
and on any kind of soil, this is unparalleled. The tender shoots are of excellent qualit 
and may be cut throughout the summer. The plant will spread over two feet. Tl 
leaves are quite small, broad and pointed. We recommend planting three to fo 
seeds in hills, three feet apart each way. The germination of New Zealand Spinac 
which is a prickly seeded variety, may be helped along by soaking in lukewarm wat 
for a day before planting. This variety is not offered in Canada. 



inside front cover 



STOKES SEEDS 



RADISH 




EARLY SCARLET GLOBE 

Days lo maturit\. 25. The illustration on thi> page ot 
Early Scarlei Cjl()l)e i> thoroughh representative of our 
strain — a stock which is recommended to growers as being 
of very high color purity and having great uniformity in 
the shape of the fruit and in the length of the top. The 
average size of the root ai maturity is 1'., by 3.^ inches. It 
will grow quickh and evenly, maturing in just over three 
weeks under normal conditions. Because we sell vast quanti- 
ties of this .stock it is j)ossil)le to ohier it at thi> compar.itiveK 
close price. Some of the largest growers in this ct)untry art- 
using our stock e\clusivel\ . 



We can very strongly recom- 
mend the two stocks of Scarlet 
(ilobe as oflfered on this page. 
The field strain. Karly Scarlet 
(ilobe. is a very pure stock of 
this well-known variety. The 
Forcing strain is equally pure 
but is smaller in all of its dimen- 
sions, especially its top growth. 
From point of view of color and 
uniformity of shape the\ are 
about on a par. 



SCARLET GLOBE— FORCING 

Days to maturit> . 25. Large greenhouse men are coming back to us again and again 
for this excellent forcing type of Scarlet Globe. The pure type of the Radish itself com- 
bined with the restricted top growth makes it an outstanding strain. As is shown in 
the illustration, the top will hold itself to a growth of from 2 to 3 inches. F"or this reason 
the strain is not recommended for general field cultivation. Old customers who come 
to us year after year for this strain remark particularly on the brilliant color of the root, 
which, of course, is an important factor in Winter siile> 

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*• 40 




Scirlel Ololv — Korcin: 
RrccnliDUs- 
Rndish 



STOKES SEEDS 



SPARKLER WHITE-TIP 

Days to maturity, 11-11 . This type of Radish has been grown in America for a 
great many years, originating under the name of Scarlet Turnip White-Tip. As such 
it was Hsted by Johnson & Stokes in the eighties. A very desirable variety for home 
garden purposes, and grown very extensively commercially, especially for the Mid- 
West markets. The color is a very deep scarlet, with a distinct white tip covering 
about one-third of the lower diameter of the root. Its maximum size, before becoming 
pithy, is about one and one-quarter inches in diameter. Its shape is nearly round, 
slightly flattened on the under side. It is one of the most attractive and desirable 
Radishes in our list, inasmuch as it holds longer before becoming pithy than most of 
the other sorts maturing in the same class. 



CRIMSON GIANT 





The Crimson Giant Radish is a later, larper and heavier edition 
of Early Scarlet Globe. It has been a great money maker under 
certain late conditions, especially where a larger and late 
maturing Radish is wanted 



Days to maturity, 30-35. A com- 
paratively new variety, having been 
offered by Breck in 1905. Maturing, 
as it does, one week after Scarlet 
Globe, it will hold proportionately 
longer before becoming pithy. It is a 
Radish nearly twice the size of Scarlet 
Globe. It is round, bright crimson, 
attaining a maximum size, before be- 
coming pithy, of 1^ inches long by 
inches in diameter. Crimson 
Giant is highly recommended for all 
general purposes. 



WHITE ICICLE 

Days to maturity, 30. An old American variety. The root will attain 
length of about 5K inches, tapering regulariy from near the shoulder to th 
tip, holding this thickness for neariy its entire length, the thickest part bein 
about one inch from the top. It will hold a week to ten days before becomin 
pithy. The color is a pure white, almost transparent, maturing five days late 
than Scariet Globe. Having an attractive appearance and fine eating qualitie; 
this variety is widely popular. We do not offer this variety in Canada. 

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STOKES SEEDS 



Days to maturity. 1,M)-135. Marglobe is the 
most important single variety that we offer. 
This is the fifth year we have offered it. and the 
demand is stiii increasing. That we are now 
selling it in enormous volume is directly due to 
the quality of the seed we are offering. We 
doubt if there is any seed house selling direct to 
the grower that is handling anywhere near the 
quantity that we do. It is no exaggeration to 
say that our firm was the first to recognize the 
enormous importance of Marglobe. Our pre- 
minar>- investigations were carried on before 
the Department of Agriculture formally released 
any seed, and our interest in the v ariety has been 
maintained ever since. 



Mariilobc is ;i 
Tomato of great 
solidity 




MARGLOBE TOMATO 

We offer a stock of great purity 



This year the New Jersey State Department oi 
Agriculture has certihed \M acres of Marglobe 
seed for us. This certification carries with it a 
certificate of type purity and freedom from dis- 
ease that is recognized as being of great value. 
Our entire acreage has been under the careful 
personal inspection of officers of our Company. 
We are taking no chances on Marglobe and can 
offer seed for the 19M) crop with every assurance 
that it is very superior 



Our seed is packed and sealed in individual 
bags under seal of germination. This protection 
is recognized by growers as being of \ ery distinct 
value. As usual, our seed is saved under the 
most natural conditions possible. Among other 
things, we insist on curing it in the sun rather 
than by artificial heat. We have found that this 
method assures uniformity and strength in germi- 
nation. 



Growers of Marglobe, whether for local mar- 
ket, long distance shipments, or for the canner, 
will do well to use the Stokes Marglobe. There 
may be other stocks in this country that are as 
good as ours, but we doubt very much if there is 
anything superior. The slight increase in price 
which we have to charge for our kind of seed is 
more than made up by the results which will be 
obtained from it. Do not fail to put at least part 
of your acreage to .Stokes Marglobe this year. 
You will not be dis;ii)pointe(l. 




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We consider the Marglobe Tomato to be the 
most important introduction in our 
generation 



To begin with Marglobe is resistant to 
Nail-Head Rust and Fusarium Wilt. 
This in itself is a fundamental reason for 
its general acceptance. Behind this, 
however, is the fact that it is one of the 
most perfect shipping Tomatoes that has 




Dr. Fred J. Pritchard. U. S. D. A., the originator of the 
Marglobe Tomato and one of this country's greatest plant 
breeders. 



ever been developed. In general appear- 
ance it surpasses any we have seen. It 
has the true globe shape with a brilliant 
scarlet color. Probably the reason for 
its fine appearance is the tremendous 
vigor and health of the vine. We have 
seen a fifty acre crop in Florida that 
actually made over ten pickings. Many 
big receivers have insisted that their 
growers plant nothing but Marglobe. 
It is possible that there still are some 
growers who have not tried Marglobe. 
To all such, we cannot too strongly urge 
your immediate acquaintance with it. 
It has proven its value. 

For the fifth successive year, we want 
to e.xtend our felicitations and gratitude 
to Dr. Fred J. Pritchard, of the United 
States Department of Agriculture, the 
man who originated Marglobe. Just 
about at the close of the war Dr. 
Pritchard completed some crosses be- 
tween the Livingston Globe and a French 
variety. Marvel of the Market — the 
latter having certain skin characteristics 
which seemed promising. By 1924 the 
selections from this hybrid were far 
enough fixed for preliminary distribu- 
tion and trial. Since that time Mar- 
globe's success has been phenomenal. 
The growers of Dade County, Florida 
have even suggested raising a memorial 
to Dr. Pritchard in appreciation of what 
he has done. 

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STOKES SEEDS 




Size and productiveness are two factors making for the superiority of our 
Marglobe Tomato. 



STOKES SEEDS 



THREE STRAINS OF BONNY BEST TOMATO 




Days to maturity, 125-135. The justly famous Bonny Best was introducerf by the late W alter 
P. Stokes in 1908. Our firm has been looked to as headquarters for the variety since that timf 
The three strains as oflFered here cover different requiremenib. and we consider that each has its 

SUPER-STANDARD STRAIN 

This is now offered for the ninth year and represents the highest type of Bonny Best it is our 
privilege to handle. This stock is especialK recommended for greenhouse forcing but is also 
used for intensive field cultivation by a great nian>' of our customers to whom it has brought 
enormously profitable returns. 

SPECIAL STRAIN 

This intermediate grade is particularK recommended to growers who want a Bonny Best 
which is not so expensive as our Super-Standard strain, but, on the other hand, one which is dis- 
tinctly above the usual commercial average. VVe particularly recommend this stock to plants- 
men who cater to the trade of market gardeners who insist on an extra selection for type puritN . 

STANDARD STRAIN 

This stock is offered for general field purposes and ma\' be looked upon as a superior commer- 
cial strain and one that will give excellent results. Our firm introduced Bonny Best 21 years 
ago. The variety still holds a place of great importance throughout the countr> . 




Konny Best is stil) llic leadint; Rrecnhausi' si 



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STOKES SEEDS 



EARLIANA-PENN STATE STRAIN 

A large, smooth and productive Earliana tomato 

Days to maturity, 120-125. Everyone recognizes the value of having the very earliest 
tomatoes on the market. Dr. C. E. Myers, of Pennsylvania State College, has developed 
one of the most successful strains, which we now offer for the fourth year. Perhaps the 
most impressive feature of Penn State EarHana, next to its very early maturity, is the 
unusual size and smoothness of the fruit. It is not unusual to mistake Penn State for 
Bonny Best when seeing the harvested fruit away from the vines. Another outstanding 
feature of Penn State Earliana is the great productiveness of the strain. Dr. Myers did 
not offer this to the public until he had worked on it for twelve years. We consider he 
has made a notable contribution. The Earliana types are not suited for heavy soils, 
and will not perform well on them. If you do not have a warm, sandy loam, it is best 
not to attempt it. 





This photoKrapli shows part of our tomato seeding equipment at Vincentown, N. J. 



Marglobe-Forcing is particularly prolitabk- lor cither (jreenhous 
field cultivation. When grown outdoors it is usually staked. 



MARGLOBE-FORCING 

Days to maturity, 135. This strain of Marglobe will prove extremely successful und 
greenhouse cultivation. Marglobe is famous for its resistance to disease enemies, ai 
for this reason this finely bred strain has become particularly popular in our trade. It 
a larger and a heavier bearing tomato than the Super-Standard Bonny Best. In additl 
to this it has excellent selling qualities, fine appearance, and high table quality. Tl 
Forcing Strain of Marglobe is an especially selected stock and is as fine as anything it h 
ever been our privilege to offer. Greenhouse growers cannot go wrong in planting it, 



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4 45 }> 



STOKES SEEDS 



TURNIP 




PURPLE-TOP WHITE GLOBE 

Days to maturit\ . ()(V-75. An American selection made from some ot the earlier Knglish t\ pe^ Oflered 
ill this country prior to 1885. One of the kite main crop sorts of excellent (|ualil\ . remarkable as a keeper 
When grown for table purposes, it should be gathered when but two-thirds grown. These qualities and 
its attractive ap[iearance no doubt are responsible lor its great popularit\ No variety of Turnip is 
more generalK' planted in America than F'urple-Top W hite (".lobe. For table use we would advise earh' 
gathering. For stock purposes the root should in- allowed its lull grow th. 



Purple Top 
White Glob. 
Turnip 



Days to maturity. .S(l. 
by Johnson & Stokes. 1 
Rawson and bv F"err\ in 
1889. An oval or egg- 
shaped turnip, with 
smooth, white, medium 
size roots, half of which 
grow out of the ground. 
The turnip itself is very 
delicious. It is best for 
eating when about three 
and one-half inches long 
and two inches in dia- 
meter. We do not offer 
this varietv in Canada. 



WHITE EGG TURNIP 

.■\ \ ariet> w hich was brought on the market in the late eighties, it was offered 



JAPANESE FOLIAGE TURNIP 

Days to maturity, 6()-7.>. This is a variety of comparative^ recent introduction from 
the Orient, but it has already been ver>^ generally accepted, especially in the South where 
its greens are proving to be %aluable. W'e do not offer this. variety in Canada. 

RUTABAGA OR SWEDE 

PURPLE-TOP YELLOW GLOBE 

Days to maturity, 115-130. The Rutabaga, as compared to the Turnip, requires a longer season 
for development and is more highly esteemed as a real Winter vegetable. The Turnip is better adapted 
to the early market. Its flesh is not as firm as Rutabaga, and generally speaking, the Rutabaga has a 
rougher surface than the turnip and is not so symmetrical. This feature is brought out in the above 
illustration. They are, however, better keepers and are more highly prized for stock-feeding. Our 
stock of Yellow Globe Rutabaga has a small top and is practically neckless. It will grow to a large 
size and will be found of excellent table quality. The color is a rich golden yellow with a definite fringe of purpl 
around the upper edge. The Rutabaga is usually plante<l in rows, not later than June. We recommend that the> b 
thinned to at least 6 inches in the row 




Purple-Top \ elW>w Glolx- RuUihaK;. 



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PLANTING TABLES AND INDEX 



Required Seed Per Acre 

Vegetable Quantify 

Anise 2 to 3 lbs. 

Asparagus seed 6 to 10 lbs. 

Asparagus roots 5,000 

Beans, Dwarf 60 to 80 lbs. 

Beans, Bush Limas 60 to 90 lbs. 

Beans, Pole Limas 30 to 60 lbs 

Beet 6 to 10 lbs. 

Broccoli 4 ounces 

Cabbage, seed bed 4 ounces 

Cabbage, field planting lib. 

Carrot 3 to 5 lbs. 

Cauliflower 2 to 4 ounces 

Celery 4 to 8 ounces 

Corn 12 to 15 lbs. 

Cucumber 2 to 5 lbs. 

Eggplant, seed bed 4 ounces 

Eggplant, field planting lib. 

Endive, seed bed 1 lb. 

Endive, field planting 4 lbs. 

Kohl-Rabi 4 lbs. 

Lettuce 2 to 5 lbs. 

Muskmelon 2 to 3 lbs. 

Watermelon 2 to 5 lbs. 

Mustard 2 lbs. 

Okra 6 to 8 lbs. 

Onion 6 to 8 lbs. 

Parsley 6 to 10 lbs. 

Peas 60 to 120 lbs. 

Pepper 4 to 8 ounces 

Radish 10 to 12 lbs. 

Rutabaga 2 to 4 lbs. 

Spinach 10 lbs. 

Squash 4 lbs. 

Tomato, hot-bed 4 ounces 

Tomato, field planting ^4 to lib. 

Turnip 2 to 4 lbs. 



Required Plants Per Acre 



INDEX 



Distanc 
2x3 
2 X 12 
8x3 
8 x 12 
8 X 18 

23 X 1 

24 X 18 
24 X 24 
30 X 1 
30 X 12 
30 X 30 
36 X 12 



e Apart 
inches. . 
inches . . 
inches . . 



No. of Plants 

174,240 

43,560 

116,160 



3 X 

3 X 

4 X 
4 X 

4 X 

5 X 
5 X 



inches 29,040 

inches 19,360 

inches 261,360 

inches 15,520 

inches 10,890 

inches 209,088 

inches 17,424 

inches 6,970 

inches 14,520 

feet 7,260 

feet 4,840 

feet 10,890 



10 X 1 
10 X 10 
12 X 1 
12 X 12 
16 X 1 
16 X 16 
18 X 18 
20 X 20 



feet, 
feet, 
feet, 
feet, 
feet, 
feet, 
feet, 
feet, 
feet, 
feet, 
feet, 
feet, 
feet, 
feet, 
feet. 



5,445 
2,723 
2,901 
2,178 
1,743 
5,445 
680 
4,356 
436 
3,630 
302 
2,722 
170 
135 
110 



Page 

Anise 25 

Asparagus 4, 5 

Beans 6, 7 

Beet 8, 9 

Broccoli 10 

Cabbage 11, 12, 13 

Carrot 14. 15 

Cauliflower 18, 19 

Celery 21 

Corn 22, 23 

Cucumber 16, 17 

Eggplant 20 

Endive 24 

Escarole 24 

Fennel 25 

Kohl-Rabi 24 

Lettuce 26. 27 

Muskmelon 28, 29 

Watermelon 30 

Mustard 25 

Okra 31 

Onion 32, 33 

Parsley 31 

Parsnip 31 

Peas 36 

Pepper 34, 35 

Radish 40, 41 

Rutabaga 46 

Spinach 38, 39 

Squash and Pumpkin 37 

Tomato 42-45 

Turnip 46 



FRANCIS C. STOKES & CO., INC., Seedsmen 

WALNUT PLACE, PHILADELPHIA, PENNA. 

Telephone: Lombard 5375 



SANFORD, FLORIDA WESLACO, TEXAS WOODBURY, NEW JERSEY ST. CATHARINES, ONTARIO 

Tel. 184 Teh 202 Tel. 1393 Tel. 2961-F 



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